Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Rainbow tree wrap and bunting and more creativity!

12th May 2020

The last couple of weeks I have been doing rainbow crochet in my community...


...this is bunting for a gazebo.


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 Some cards I have made by layering up hand made papers...


...strips of paper for the background with some of my pressed flowers and leaves.






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I joined a fb group featuring textile artists and this piece was inspired by Anne Kelly....

...this was my first layout but felt it was too fussy!


My second attempt using my own dyed fabric for the bowl and background with old linens, collected over the years from charity shops, to make the flowers in the bowl.


A feature of Anne Kelly's work is overstitching, I started as you can see on the right from he centre but unfortunately the motor on my machine gave out at this point so not yet completed!! I hope to finish when my new machine arrives, watch this space!


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I am fortunate to live very near Richmond Park and this is my walk from a couple of days ago....






...love these natural tree 'sculptures'.



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I have also taken part in sew4thesoul with Anne Brooke....


...still more stitching, beads and buttons to add...


...a very enjoyable relaxing task producing a bobbin wall hanging when completed.






Thursday, 23 April 2020

Lockdown creativity......

23rd April 2020

I have been absent for quite a while, this is only my 2nd post in 2020!!

For the first couple of weeks I just couldn't motivate myself then joined the Isobelle Moore group on fb and spent a couple of days playing.....

...I stitched a selection of organza shapes onto bondaweb calico....


...when finished cut into strips to make backgrounds for cards...


...added free machine embroidery and appliqué, these are for my McMillan stall later in the year.


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Layered a variety of textured papers onto bondaweb on calico....


....painted over using Koh in Or dyes.....


...when dry coated with acrylic wax to seal.


Next arranged strips of lace, handmade thread fabric, felt and yarns, left this arrangement for a couple of days to make sure I was happy with the arrangement!


Final piece with added hand embroidery, it is now on my wall in the hallway.

This piece reflects how I was feeling, on the right a very 'busy brain' and on the left becoming calmer!!


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The process for thread/snippet fabric.
Snippets and threads were laid on washaway adhesive fabric...


....covered in dissolvable film....


...and stitched....

..the back...


...the front...


...after immersing in warm water.


When dry cut to shape and add to give super texture!

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I finished this from a couple of years ago...


...have been stitching my £3 charity shop find from last year..


....and am making a strip for my large wooden reel as part of 'sew4thesoul'by Hannemade.


I am very fortunate to live just a 5 min walk from Richmond Park and have been going for walks there as it is very easy to social distance. We are so lucky to have this amazing weather!

KEEP WELL




Tuesday, 14 January 2020

A layered, textured picture

14th January 2020

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2020!

I haven't posted for a long time due to illness but am feeling much better now and slowly being creative again....


My photos look a little hazy, not sure why, maybe the poor light at the moment!!

I began by layering ribbons, fabrics, netting on wadding and then covered with organza...


....began stitching circle/oval shapes and cut away fabric....



....eventually arrived at this but felt it needed 'something more'....


....added a hand made bead, layered rounds of fabric and hand embroidery....






...the final result, LOTS OF TEXTURE!


I really enjoyed the whole process and glad I added the texture.

I also have a new grandson, a brother for Alba, who is gorgeous.