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Wednesday, December 06, 2006



As I had not done much sewing for a while I decided to start playing around with the sewing machine, just to get the feel of it again, I layerd up some acrylic felt, muslin and torn scraps of pulled lace, silk noil, slub silk all in white, cream and a very soft bronze, and just started stitching and adding scraps across the fabric, when it was finished I sprayed the work with Adirondak Colour Wash, the colours have come out much stronger with the scan, on both the natural version and dyed one, notice how the polyester thread shows up, couldn't believe I had no machine cotton at all, This one is going in my sketchbook with notes on what I did and did not like, I have started another piece around journal quilt size, will try out different fabrics, wool and silk tops, going to paint it with walnut inks, to see what happens.
Really enjoying giving myself permission to play

17 comments:

feltedfibers said...

by eck there is no stopping you now!! love the natural one best!!

Dianne said...

Well I really like hoe it came out in the colors, Play yes we have to play, and have fun..

Helen in the UK said...

I love this piece. I've not tried the Adirondack colour washes, but I think I should!! Fun, fun, fun :)

sue b said...

Boy those color washes really change the piece. I really like the way you colored it. I love the effects you get with walnut ink, looking forward to seeing how you use it.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

I love the textures and color in the dyed piece! I have not heard of Adirondack colour washes, so I will have to search them out.

Purple Missus said...

I hadn't heard of Adirondack colour washes either - now on my 'to do' list. Hope my results look as good as yours do! Can't figure out what it is you don't like about either sample as in 'notes in sketchbook - like and don't like'.

jackie said...

This looks really interesting, especially the colour and textures.

Dianne said...

Those colours are wonderful!, but I also like the natural piece. I'm going to have to have a look at the Adirondack colour washes too....

StegArt said...

Wow I love the colors and texture in this. Beautiful!

nadine said...

they're gorgeous !
and i hope that you're going to have your Studio Christmas party soon.
I started mine today.
It's going to continue tomorrow as well i believe.

Leanne Hurren said...

Love the colours on this piece - the adirondack colour washes are great aren't they. I have only tried them on paper and tyvek so far (yummy on both) but I want to try them on silk. Love walnut ink as well so can't wait for that sample. Godd to hear from you again!

Carol said...

This is really lovely Carol, will you be using it for the altering the surface challenge? I love the textures, the painted one is fab but there is definatly something about the natural one.

Sarah said...

I love what you did with layers, and stitching and the color! Fabulous! I'm going to have to check around for some of that colour wash.

Micki said...

These are some interesting pieces, really like the rainbow colored piece. Have been meaning to get some of the "washes". I guess I can't put it off any longer. Gonna have to go order some now.

Joanna van said...

I really love this piece Carol. It has such an "earth like" feel to it.

Joanna

MargaretR said...

Hi Carol. It was well worth waiting for. I really enjoyed your post. Far too nice just for your sketchbook!

Liz said...

This is gorgeous, Carol. I love the colours - another thing to play with!!