Archive for June, 2015
I’m assuming these ATCs have been received so I will show a little of the process I used to make them. I decided to go with a macro version of a leaf for this ATC so I started by doing an image search on the web for inspiration. I also had a couple of photos taken in our garden for inspiration as well, then sketched up a design.
To make the base I layered coloured strips of fabric and vliesofixed to a base calico fabric.
This was covered with chiffon and I added some extra colour with watercolour sticks and auditioned some threads for free machining.
and then FME’d using some cording to make the veining stand out.
and a close up with some beads hand stitched for dewdrops.
A couple of the beautiful ATCs received for this month’s theme:
I almost have my May/June fabric swaps, June ATCs and a wall quilt for SWTAFE finished. All were held up by three days in bed with a winter virus but I’m hoping to get them all posted before we head off north for a welcome holiday in warmer climes this week.
I have just purchased this vintage Irish linen dress for $6, size 8 is too small for me but I’m thinking of deconstructing and eco dyeing it a la India Flint style.
However I would hate to do this if it has a provenance that is more important when left in the original condition. The dress has a Moygashel label and is well tailored with sleeve and pleat godets.
If you know anything about this garment let me know before I re-purpose it.
It also has a metal side zipper. I would love to know the age of the dress. I visited a few online sites but am still not sure.