Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Spirit Cloth 3

I'm so grateful for all the lovely comments I've had regarding my latest sewing project. Quite a few people have emailed and asked for details of the class (Jude Hill's 'Cloth to Cloth')....I hope you're now enjoying it as much as I am.
I decided to use ironed sari ribbons for my third Spirit Cloth...these are the colours from a skein I bought from The Threshing Barn in Staffordshire. It's a work in progress; I'm adding some tiny pieces of hand-made felt and there'll be lots more stitching.
The sari ribbon before ironing......

..and after.

I then discovered I could alter the ribbon by putting it through my embellishing machine...it ruches up like seersucker. I used a few of these mixed with the flat ironed ones.






I then tried it on other fabrics.
This is the effect on organza....





...and silk dupion. Saving these for future projects!



And finally....
I made this little landscape on my embellishing machine yesterday...I'm off now to do some hand-stitching on it.
BTW - if you're interested in embellishing machines, here's a link to see the Janome FM 725 in action. I found this on Lynn's excellent Squidoo page which is all about needle felting.
(She has a lovely give-away on her blog as well....definitely worth a visit.)
And absolutely finally....I can't go without a Peachy pic. He's currently kipping on his new mat (and yes...its a bath mat :-)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Happiness is.......

...........stitching my 'Spirit Cloth' in a sunny conservatory.

( still not quite finished)


............playing with Peachy outside in the garden. (He likes 'hide and seek').

.........looking for signs of Spring. (Chives, camelia and hydrangea)
 .........receiving lots of emails, messages and gifts from thoughtful friends. (Thank you all VERY much.)
.........playing on my new Janome embellishing machine  which I treated myself to last week.

 
                                          front.....................and back (which I've chosen to work on)

  .........doing a bit of Photoshop editing.

.........and chilling out in my art room at the end of the day with him.


Hope you all had a lovely day today....... :-)