Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for June, 2015

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.

J-Bluebell-motif-jewellery-set

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.

Bk-Fleur-de-Lis-pocket-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.

Paris-text-and-Eiffel-Tower-stamped-purse

The next one – overdyed fabric from a skirt then quilted.

Floral-quilted-purse

Over dyed fabric from an unused pillow case which was then stamped and hand embroidered.

Gold-flower-pattern-purse

Recycled over dyed fabric from a skirt then free machine quilted picking out the design of the original fabric.

Heart-quilted-purse

This was once a long thin silk scarf. It was quilted and gold braid added.

Navy-silk-squared-purse

Purple-heart-purse

Dyed pelmet vilene with bits of metallic sheer under a black sheer fabric which was then decorated with lines of machine patterns.

Silver-&-black-machine-pattern-purse

This next purse began as a ‘mop up’ wet wipe.

Tyvek-flap-purse

The last purse was another mop up.

Vermicelli-purse

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

Advertisements

Read Full Post »