Monday, February 04, 2008

African Mask


My January fabric page on Fibre Art Friends was for Kim. Her theme is African Masks.

Now if you remember when I made the India page I struggled to get my idea to work and I thought I would have the same problem with this.
But thankfully the mask was in a good mood and played along beautifully.

The picture doesn't really show that the centre of the mask is quite padded and is quilted over the eyebrows and nose.
The Hessian is spray glued to some heavy paper to stop it flopping about.

I used some gorgeous hand dyed fabrics that I received in a trade with Marion.

All in all I had a wonderful time making this page ;0)

11 comments:

Precious Quilts said...

Fabulous mask Alis! It really looks so ethnic - wonderful to see the different textures and how you dealt with them.

Pat

joonbeam said...

I love this, Alis. What size is it? It looks like a small square, which I have a thing for. Does that make sense? It's early. :) ox joon

Alis said...

Can't believe I left that out Joon.
It measures 7 inches square.

Sixsisters said...

Great mask Alis. I love the color.tnenick

Carol said...

Lovely Alis, i think Kim's book will be just lovely so well co ordinated.

Angelcat said...

Great nask Alis, love all of the different fabrics you have used, the colours are wonderful.

MargaretR said...

Kim is going to love it Alis.

Linda D. said...

I confess that I don't like masks!!! But I do love what you've done, Alis - those colours work really well, wish I could feel all the textures!

Attack of the Vintage said...

Alis, I love this mask, it is alive with color and feeling! great job!!

Kim said...

I do believe I agree with what everyone said. It looks wonderful and I'm so happy you enjoyed making it!

Emmy said...

very good I love this mask