Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kandinsky and a Bracelet

Well I have been feeling very under the weather and very unsociable but, I have been working quietly away in the background.
I am now looking forward to catching up with reading the blogs I love and posting a little of my work.

This little 5ins quiltie was made for the April swap on Unlimited Textiles. The theme was the artist Kandinsky.
I love the freedom o his work and the colour combinations he uses.
Composition VIII is one of my favourites and this is my version of it.

In true abstract style I put it together from various experiments in needle felting.
Each section has machine stitching to blend it together and represent Kandinsky's lines.
I used hand made cord couched down between the sections.

This quiltie went to Val and I am very happy that she liked it.

The other swap on Unlimited Textiles in April was to make a piece of jewellery.
I had been playing around making fabric beads and had grabbed a handful of Roger's pipe cleaners wrapping them in Sari Ribbon.
This is how this little bracelet was made.
The centre is where I wrapped layers and layers of the ribbon on the pipe cleaner. Extra seed beads were sewn on afterwards.
The same seed beads were stitched to the ends of the ribbon and a catch added.

This went to my good friend Jan.
She liked it and it was the right size ;0)

12 comments:

JannArt said...

Love the quiltie Ali. The bracelet is just perfect. Sorry to hear you have been under the weather but glad you are now well enough to be doing some work again.

AltheaP said...

These are wonderful. So glad you are working. Your Kandinsky colors are right on.

Carol said...

Glad your on the mend, love the quiltie and bracelet

Genie said...

Hope you are feeling better Alis
lovely work.
Have a great weekend

TextileTraveler said...

Hi Alis; lovely to hear from you again! I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well, but I'm glad you were able to keep working. Your Kandinsky piece is beautiful.

verobirdie said...

Glad you feel better.
Both pieces are beautiful!

Val said...

So pleased you are back in the fray Alis - I certainly did love the Quiltie - just gorgeous - thankyou again. Jan's bracelet looks wonderful!

MargaretR said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better and the work you show is fantastic. Look after yourself!

Linda D. said...

Eventually catching up on the blogs, so a rather late comment, lol. Love all your recent work, Alis. Especially the Kandinsky quiltie - such wonderful colours!!! - and that bracelet is adorable!!!

Barbara said...

Hi Alis

I've awarded you as I love reading your blog. Look on my blog for details.

Barb

Faerynuff said...

Your work is beautiful, I especially love the bracelet - what a wonderful way to use Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon!

I found your blog through Ravelry - I live in Barnstaple.

Liette alias Pixelle said...

simply fabulous.......ohhhhhhhh....