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)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wings!

June Cross (who doesn't have a blog - yet!) and I decided to do a little trade.
We chose a 5 ins square mini quilt with the theme "Wings"

Well it turned out to be dragonflies at dawn!
Independently and without the other knowing we both created dragonfly quilties.

I used a hand painted cotton for the background and did a flowing kind of quilting going with the painted shapes.
The dragonfly body is painted cotton with beading for embellishment. The wings are made from Fantasy Film, they were attached to the background and the body appliqu├ęd over them.

This is the beautiful quiltie June made.
The main body is felt and the centre panel is knitting I think - maybe June will let us know.
I wish you could feel it as it is so soft and very, very touchable.

Thank you June for a great trade ;0)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

New bag - Unfinished

This bag is unfinished as yet as I am waiting for pay day for the fabric I want and is for the Textiles for Two project with Jan.


It represents the Incan Empire.
You can read more about it over at Textiles for Two.