Birthday Giveaway

September 6, 2009 at 11:35 am 1 comment

Sewjourn is having a birthday giveaway, be quick it ends at 5pm tonight.

I have just downloaded my September copy of WOW, great inspiration there and well worth the miserly subscription. I am about to incorporate Julie Smith’s wonderful article on making a mermaid’s purse (or cuff actually) into my sea angels. I have just about finished all the machine stitching and will spend the next two weeks with the hand stitching.

Here is another taster.

 The first is the twin needle stitching on the neck of one dupion silk gown:gown pintucksThis is the other gown painted with a mixture of acrylic, opulence ink and dyn na flow then sprinkled with salt:

pink gown:saltI painted some pearl cotton with the leftovers but they are a bit stiff, even after being in the dryer. They might be okay in a twisted cord or couched on. This is in the wet stage, it actually dried much lighter and will be toned down with overlays.

The last photo is another of the wing pieces. On the corners I have stitched using the Maggie’s technique from the Perth workshop. I’m hoping these will look like fragments of fishing net once dissolved.

wingsSorry about the flash off the glass cooktop.



Entry filed under: art dolls, Blogging, Dissolvables, FME, Johnston Collection, Machine embroidery, Painted fabric, textile blogs, Workshops.

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  • 1. Robin McWhinney  |  September 8, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Love all th pieces Jo and I look forward to seeing photos of the finished project. Thanks for the comments on my blog – I have since discovered that is how banksia flowers start – I shall take more photos when it has opened a bit more. Cheers, Robin


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