August 31, 2011

Tall Textile Vessel

Hi All - Well it's the last day of Winter here in Australia today beginning of Spring tomorrow - yay!
Here are some pics of my "Tall Vessel" which I made before my UK trip - but as it was on display whilst I was away I waited off posting the pics.
The first pic shows a grotty green piece of felt I got in a craft shop bargain bin with a nappy liner stuck to it (The nappy liner had been painted with Dye-n-flow and Lumiere paints then "hit with a heat gun") ... didn't look like much and it was kicking around in the studio for several months before I decided to make a vessel from it - the second pic shows machine embroidery added - starting to look more interesting - the third pic shows more embellishment added - the techniques I learned for my previous post of a "Sea Urchin Vessel" in the workshop I did last year in November - (pics on the December 3, 7 and 16th entries) (with the very creative Elizabeth Morley)... in the last pic if you look carefully you can see that I have cut it into "panels" more pics to come... :-)

August 22, 2011

More Medieval Banner

Hi All - more pics of the Medieval Banner - close up shots of the "painted tin foil" shield with the hand embroidered eagle on painted felt which was appliqued in the centre ... you can also see my initials B and yes that is an F - that's how I've always done them hehe and along the bottom edge is a beaded needle lace edging. It's alot brighter in reality than these pics - the colours are a bit iffy here! LOL :-)

August 19, 2011

Medieval Banner

Hi All - here are a couple of pics of my Medieval banner which was done for a competition and display on the ATASDA (Australian Textile Art and Surface Design Association) stall at the recent Perth Craft fair - I didn't win anything but enjoyed making the piece back in June anyway the "shield" part is scrunched aluminium foil - painted with black acrylic paint and Lumiere's (Duh of course - you know I love them haha) ... By the by I am attending a 2 day workshop next weekend (not tomorrow.. it's the following weekend) .. .ATASDA are bringing out Sherrill Kahn from USA to teach - really looking forward to it - will try and remember to take lots of pics :-)

August 12, 2011

Hi Everyone

Hi All - just a quick message to say we are back in Australia - got back last Saturday -been very busy this week and haven't as yet had a chance to load pics on the computer - am already frantically working and preparing for Sydney AGM and my Workshops I'll be teaching in Tasmania straight after - as I leave in 6 weeks and 2 days time eeeek!