Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A busy day
These two swans looked so beautiful and graceful in the sun, I though I'd share them with you.
This is the Padfolio I have just finished for Alis Clair, I do hope she likes it. The pattern is by Sue Bleiweiss who kindly shares so many patterns, tips and ideas with her friends on the Fiberartfriends group. Thank you Sue.
This folio is made from transefer painted stretch velvet, again a very difficult fabric to stich. I must learn from my mistakes. It takes much longer to stitch a difficult fabric. Next time I will also make sure that there is not as much contrast between the outside fabric and the lining. This makes it difficult to get a neat edge and also the stitching does not look as perfect on the lining because it stands out too much showing every little mistake.
We are also set a challenge on the FAF list and this months challenge is experimenting with Tyvek. I painted mine with poster paints and used the heat gun. I then painted parts of the tyvek again, but using nail varnish in purple and pink. It gives it a lovely shine. I then stitched into it to blend with the background of transfer painted satin.