Sunday, 22 February 2015

Threads

Beginning 2nd book in Field series. I plan to make 3. I will use the same size and format for each book. A stretch canvas 18+24 cm will be used for front and back covers, strengthened with gesso and it will have 7 pages.
I use my embellisher, I love my embellisher, to construct a background fabric which I will decorate with hand and machine stitching.








 Can you spot the difference? One has been washed over with fabric dye to unify the colours.



Next week I hope to have the covers finished and in place on the book and make a start on the pages.

With a little help from Orange Esmeralda I have managed to get this post out. Hopefully it will be easier and quicker next Sunday.
See you on Sunday 5.00 Be sure not to miss it.
Bye Bye
                      

8 comments:

  1. First of all I loved seeing your baskets of threads, a gorgeous array.
    Then I was fascinated by what you made with your embellisher, a beautiful fabric.
    And finally how clever (and brave) to wash over all your stitching and fabric with a dye, you're right, it did unify it and made quite a difference.
    I'm very much enjoying following your progress on your new blog, it's good.

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  2. Looks to be an interesting project. What is an embellisher? Looking forward to see how it progresses, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much for looking at my blog. This is very new to me so lot of hiccups before I pressed publish. An embellisher looks like a sewing machine but has no needles to thread. How cool is that My machine has 7 needles which push the top fabric into the bottom fabric and the bottom up to the top. The effect is a bit like felting. lovely for making new fabric

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  3. The basket of bits looks fascinating. Love the dye washed colours. Its going to be Awesome !

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    1. Well if I ever master this blog I might have time to make something awesome.

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  4. hahaha...I see you have already figured out the time consumption that is known as blogging. Kiss your art goodbye! bwahahahaha.....JUST KIDDING! but not really. (I could be creating, but here I am blogging). This work in progress looks fantastic. You've already answered my question as to what an embellisher is and now I'd love to see a photo of it. It sounds fascinating. Is your lovely banner piece made with this mysterious embellisher as well?

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your right I will have to be careful I make time to make pieces to blog about

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