Time for another post.
There will be only three pieces from my Paris project this time. One is of the jewellery I created using part of the image of the American embassy door panel. I used the technique of printing onto transfer printer paper for dark colours and then applying this to navy blue felt. The pieces were then hand stitched and beaded. There is a bracelet, a necklace and a pair of earrings.
The second Paris piece is also an example of the pocket booklets that I will be teaching in my workshop at the Scottish textile museum in Hawick, Scotland in July. I hope to cover a number of different techniques one of which can be used for decoration on the front of the booklet. I have chosen to use the fluer de lis design to create the embossed metal shim motif for the front of this booklet.
At the end of August, I will be teaching another workshop and this time we will be making purses. I have already made a number of samples to help the students create their own.
We will be recycling fabric stripped from skirts and dresses no longer in use. We will be over-dying, stamping, stencilling, quilting etc. The following images are all the little purses I made.
The first one was created to fit into my Paris project. It uses the stencils I made of the Paris text and the Eiffel tower.
The next one – overdyed fabric from a skirt then quilted.
Over dyed fabric from an unused pillow case which was then stamped and hand embroidered.
Recycled over dyed fabric from a skirt then free machine quilted picking out the design of the original fabric.
This was once a long thin silk scarf. It was quilted and gold braid added.
Dyed pelmet vilene with bits of metallic sheer under a black sheer fabric which was then decorated with lines of machine patterns.
This next purse began as a ‘mop up’ wet wipe.
The last purse was another mop up.
As you can see, I have used a number of different mixed media techniques, all simple but effective.
I have already sent a selection of textile pieces which have been displayed to advertise the exhibition starting in July and runs through until September. Fingers crossed it will all be successful.
Cheers for now