Thursday, 30 September 2010

Row Houses

I made these for a swap group I belong to ... the instructions said they had to have a face on and the colour scheme should be autumnal! Hope this is close enough because I forgot to read the instructions properly before I made them!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Fabric Postcard

Here's a 6" x 4" card I embroidered the other day. The back is Lutrador with a felt backing and the textured piece is melted Tyvek which I have coloured with spray inks and acrylic paint and a bit of mica for sparkle.It is machined stitched on and the beads are attached by hand stitching.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Back at last ...

I have been absent for a while but am still crafting when I can. I am becoming more and more interested in mixed media and textile art and had a wonderful day at 'The Festival of Quilts' at the NEC a few weeks ago. While I am not aspiring yet to a full on quilt I have been playing with smaller works...do you remember this...


Well I have turned it into this...using some more fabric paper made from chocolate wrappers to applique on top...





I liked how it turned out. The motifs on these pieces are adapted from those by Jackie Cardy in Quilting Arts Magazine Issue 39.

A week or two ago I had a morning making fabric paper out of paper napkins ...







So I decided to do another little appliqu├ęd piece using the chocolate paper and turn it into a journal cover using some napkin paper ... here's how it turned out ...




In the end I used the back of the napkin paper for the actual cover as the way the colours had seeped through seemed to 'go' better! There's a bit of purple sparkle on the top piece where I used a metallic thread but it is hard to see in the small picture. This will be going off to a new home soon as one of the groups I am in has a fabric paper swap going at the moment.