Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Organza, collage and entrapping

I have been hard at work on renovations again, but I have a few things to post.
This first picture is one of my postcards I printed on organza.  Judy, from Tangled Textiles suggested I try an organza overlay for my clouds.  I haven't got to the clouds yet, because my printer spat the organza out at me, but it is behaving now and I will try again tomorrow.  I think this technique has potential, especially if it is used as an overlay as in 'Rainbows and sunbreaks'  by Gerrie Congdon of Twelve by Twelve.

This next one is a collage I am working on using scraps of painted fusible,  fused fibreas and some pastel painted fabric.  It looks very like a landscape - and I didn't intend it to, but we will see how it evolves.  I will be thread painting on it and adding a few more elements as the need arises.  I feel that I need to try and do more abstract work, since abstracting things is one of the hardest things for me.
This last one is some fibers trapped between two layers of tulle and free machined.
Here is a close up of the stitching.  I intend to lay it over foil or a metallic fabric and use it on a journal cover with some beading.

Happy stitching


  1. I like the effects you are getting with these techniques!

  2. Nice to see your explorations. The painted fusible looks good. I think it is the hardest thing trying to be abstract. I always seem to go back to trying to make things look realistic! We are having fun trying anyway:-)


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