Thursday, 10 February 2011
The background is silk-painted interfacing (the fusible kind as it's easy to iron onto card) with felt and foam flowers and machine-stitched stems. In retrospect, the grass is maybe a bit overly green, but I'm pretending that's just wishful thinking for a sunny spring.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
In this piece I used ribbon, jewellery chain, a sequin (oddly without a hole) and a "fake shisha" ring (a blanket-stitched ring which is tacked on top of a mirror, avoiding the need to do shisha stitch). I'm not 100% convinced about the effect - it's a bit flatter than I'd expected, and the chain looks a lot less chainlike behind the sheer fabric, but may be worth trying with some slightly more 3D objects in the sandwich.
Friday, 4 February 2011
OH referred to them as 'neon', which isn't quite what I was aiming for, but he does have a point. I was more aiming at the rich colours of Prinkie Roberts' work, but guess it's always good to have something to aim for.