Studio update

January 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm 2 comments

I managed to finish my ATC  and Fabric swaps on time and all have now been posted . I won’t blog about the fabric yet as it will take at least a week to arrive at destinations in USA and England. The ATCs should have arrived as they were local.

The theme for the EGV December ATC swap was green. I started with vliesofixed strips and scraps of sari silk, dyed silk rods and other fabric onto a cotton sheeting that had paint overspray from an Angie Hughes project. This was overlaid with green organza and then fine black netting. I have used FME and Flower stitcher over the layers and then burnt back sections using the heat gun. The whole piece was vliesofixed onto pelmet vilene before being cut to size and then zigzag edged. They are named ‘Eucalyptus Forest’.

ATC 1

ATC 3

ATC 4

ATC 2

Now I need to do some cleaning up in the shed so that I can start on the wedding dresses.

I have also finished off the tiling above the sink in the studio. I sourced tiles from Restorers Barn, Mill Markets, Bunnings and some beautiful handmade tiles from Gillian’s gorgeous shop, Leaf & Stone, at Wintergarden. I am really happy with how they turned out given it is my first wall tiling attempt and I chose a variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses of the tiles. Kind of reminds of Mexican adobe style.

I also used some vanilla coloured grout out of the garage so a good, cheap, recycling effort all round.

Tiling

Tiling 2

Close up showing the different thicknesses-lots of fun grouting!

Tiling c-up

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Entry filed under: ATC's, Embroiderer's Guild, FME, girl's shed, Heating & melting, Machine embroidery, Painted fabric, studio, Tiling.

ATC and tiling What a wonderful wedding!

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kerriemaloney  |  January 6, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Looking good, hopefully not to long until the grand opening

    Reply
  • 2. Maggi  |  January 6, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I really like the way that the green is showing through. Congratulations on your tiling efforts. The arrangement looks great and the tiles are beautiful.

    Reply

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