Monday, 29 August 2011
Saturday, 27 August 2011
An `ancient' book, it just needs a distressed cord or something to finish it off. The outer cover has a lovely leathery feel to it but as the paint and activator diddn't soak through the paper, the inside is still soft and silky. I used some gold and copper metallic rub-on too which looks good, although it doesn't show up well in the photo
Thursday, 25 August 2011
This month we were experimenting with silk paper and Dorset buttons, creating a piece that looked like metal.
I do believe we achieved this effect with very quick results.
Many of us also had fun making traditional Dorset buttons and we looked at Dorset farmers smocks and had a go at smocking
This month proved a really good mix of both experimental and traditional embroidery.
Monday, 22 August 2011
A summer project that you may like to try over the holidays
1 Take a piece of silk dupion fabric and lay it on some plastic to protect the work surface .
2 Paint the fabric using pebeo setasilk.
3 Now take your fabric and lay it in bright sunshine, place some keys or other objects that have a clear outline, immediately on top of the fabric.
4Wait for the fabric to dry in the sun.
5 Remove the keys and you will have found that the silk paint has 'moved' to produce an image of the keys
.Now you are ready to embellish the back ground fabric with stitch etc etc