Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I added some silk throwsters waste for texture. Now I need to add some embellishment. I got a new order today from Joggles. It's like Christmas. I got a couple new soy silk colors, some throwsters waste and I ordered some new threads that I wanted to see. I could spend a fortune on these threads! They are Steph Francis hand dyed threads. Gorgeous colors!
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I started this quilt that night. The background is made of torn paper towels that I fused to peltex. I then covered it with cheesecloth that I sewed down. I love the look. The cheesecloth smoothed the background out and gave it a pinterly look. One of my friends in our art quilt group said it had a Monet look.
The flowers aren't attatched yet. The red ones and the leaves are made from some of my silk paper. The pink ones are paper towels.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I haven't gone anywhere today. Except for going out to take the pictures, I stayed inside where it is nice and warm and not windy!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
At first, I was stuck as to what to do. In bed one night I came up with doing a checker board and each square would be different. I also tried it on my hand painted fabric instead of an even weave fabric.
With 2 of these, I used a bead and in another 2 I wove a yarn in the stitches. The rest are just experimenting with different lenghts and with different size threads.
Some of these make me think of snowflakes or stars.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Here are the next 5 postcards I did for the Art 2 Mail swap.
The background fabric is some of my handpainted fabric. The hearts that are pink are silk paper that I made with some angelina on top. The heart that is orange, redand purple is a paper towel that I dyed. This was the first time that I tried couching down the yarn with my sewing machine. Made it go alot faster and was alot easier on my wrist and hand.
Now to get these addressed and sent off. This was the first time that I put cardstock o teh back instead of fabric. Makes it alot easier to write on.
I thought that I would have more time to work on my projects since this is a slow time at work but so far it hasn't slowed much for me. I know I should be greatful that my hours are staying up there since I really need the work but I really get frustrated at not being able to work on my fiber art as much as I would like. By the time I get home from work, I'm so exhausted that all I want to do is sleep but I have to get the kids from school and then deal with dinner and homework. Then it's time to go to bed and start it all over again. Sometimes I wonder why I even bother trying but I can't stop thinking about projects or coming up with new ideas. Guess I just have to to on doing what I can do and try to be satisfied.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
The background is another of my handpainted pieces. I used both cotton embroidery floss and perl cotton. I tried varying height and width of the stiches. I also couched down a torn strip of fabric. The purple is a yarn that I wove through the stitching.
Maybe I'll have a chance to work on the next stitch this afternoon, if I don't fall asleep. Had to get up at 4am to go to work.