August 30, 2008

Two more "Wild Women"
















Hi All .... first I would like to say thank you to those of you who have left a little "comment" recently ... I love getting them :-) Here are a couple more of the "WIld Women" brooches I made for Dale's swap at the Craft Fair earlier this month here in Perth. The first one is "duster" felt (Thanks Pat hehe) with a painted nappy liner "bonded" (with bonding powder) to it then a little bit of metallic thread machine embroidery. There is painted "glue" (thanks to Carol for this technique) (painted with Lumiere paints as I found these worked the best out of the paints I already had in my studio). The face was done as the first brooch mentioned in a previous post then various bits of tatting were added as well as a bit of beading and some "fluffy" wool. The feet are leather with stitches for the "thongs" (or Flip Flops if you are overseas and have a different meaning for thong than we do here in Aus!haha). The second brooch was made on a background of painted fleecy (track suit fabric ..."wrong side" which is fluffy!) then embellished with tetured wool and beads ...a central tatted flower and some other tatted lace for the bottom of her "dress". The boots were made as the first brooch using an offcut of soft leather which was lightly stuffed with toy stuffing. I know the first brooch has gone to live with Penny in South Australia. Another one of the 3 went to live in another suburb here in Perth but I am not sure where the other 2 ended up.... I will show the pics of the last two on my next post... I am off next weekend down to Albany for the lace weekend and I am soooo looking forward to it ... I have been soooo busy the last 4 months painting bobbins ... it'll be nice to sit and sew for 2 whole days ... I have been given the pattern for the upcoming needle lace workshop I am attending for a week in Brisbane from the 21st Sept -(The Australian Lace Guild Annual Conference week) and I will be preparing that in Albany ....

3 comments:

TattingChic said...

What a whimsical way to use tatting. I know what you mean about comments, they are fun to get.

Miss 376 said...

I really like the top one. These must have been so much fun to make

Cyber Fyber said...

Hi!
Today I'm working on the exhibition labels for the ATCs in the upcoming CYBER FYBER show. I've stopped by your blog as a result and just love your wild women! Thanks for sharing! Keep in touch!
Susan