Sunday, 1 July 2012

And more June stuff





Jan's still working on her alphabet letter for her old group. Here's  how it looked last time http://fibrecircle.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/more-fun-stuff.html and here's how it looks now:

She's planning the background stitching now. Looking very good!

Helen is doing some rare counted cross stitch, from a chart in a very old book.
Maybe for one of her great grandchildren?

Tricia took an ATASDA workshop with Marie-Therese Wisniowski on Disperse Dye and Transfer Printing. Marie-Therese has been using a technique she calls Multisperse Dye Sublimation. Here are some of the pieces Tricia produced in the workshop, with some brief explanations of the techniques used. To know more, you'll need to take Marie-Therese's excellent workshop!

Stencilled and torn paper elements

Stamped with gesso and overpainted

Crumpled paper, painted
Layers including print from crumpled sheet above


working with stamps and torn strips
Working with plastic stencils and painted elements
More stencils and stamps
cutting apart and reassembling sheet
Leaves as resists and using shadow elements
Leaves as layers

Leaves and shadows on organza
Looks like a fantastic workshop, doesn't it?

Some of us swapped postcards again, as usual. Here's Carol's:


She made little beaded and stitched elements, mounted them onto black velvet with added gold swirls. It looked great!

Here's Helen's:
And here's Tricia's:
 This one has a section of paper serviette adhered to fabric and embellished with buttons.


We  mentioned earlier about edging postcards. You'll notice that all three postcards are edged differently.  Carol turned the edges under on her postcard; Helen's has a fancy stitched edge, making the most of the canvas grid; Tricia has machine satin-stitched around hers. Each choice really suits the style of the postcard.

Our collaborative work is really coming along nicely. Almost all of us have finished our section of the work. Here's how they looked:
Carol
Maz
Nola
Tricia (unfinished)
Helen
Bev wasn't with us on the day, so we don't have an image of her's yet. They are all so individual and yet they are so obviously inspired by parts of the same image. Next, to mount the work into 3D.

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