Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ideas I tried out with a couple of friends

Hi there
I would like to share with you the techniques I discovered the other day.
These samples are from the day three of us got together to see what we could come up with.
I think you could use these techniques in art quits, post cards, trading cards, inches whatever.
When I do some I will post them.
All the pieces are soft enough to sew through.

This is Magic Film which I have painted then sewed threads all over it before I ironed the piece. When you iron it the plastic film dissolves but really it is still there where the treads are holding it together but on the edges it dissolves with the heat of the iron. The second one I put in some Angelina threads.

This piece is a piece of Cellophane from a bunch of flowers that I distorted with the iron and then rubbed some Treasure Gold over.

These two pieces are Tyvek painted with Lumiere paint and then hit with the heat gun. I think the Lumiere paint is by far the best to use on Tyvek.

This one is Irise Film and I have used the heat gun on it. Hovering the iron over did not do anything. It would be nice over a piece of coloured material.

Again Irise Film with some Angelina on top and folded over. I then put the heat gun to it as you can see I got a Added to the look of the piece. I thought it looked like a butterfly.

Iris Film again with some Angelina and a piece of glitzy material with the film folded over and heated together.

These are Textiva heated with the heat gun. Hovering an iron over the top did not really do much so out came the gun. You can see a plain yellow sheet behind the piece in the second picture. The longer the heat is on the piece the darker it becomes.
Until next time have fun and try out some new ideas.
I am now off to the studio to hopefully finish my little dog, (a change from a bear) a scene and a glitz quilt. Maybe even do some work on the doll I am making.
I have a really bad shoulder so I am hoping it will hold up to a few hours sewing.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hello again

Hello again. We have had a lot of rain this last week but no excuse for me not working in the studio. I think I am just being a bit lazy the last few months so time to get stuck into things.

The new items I tried out last week did not turn out when I took pictures of them so when it is a nice day I will take more in the sun.

I have been finishing a few things and will share with you now. Still working on some art work but it is not ready to have a picture taken as yet.

These dolls I made last year but have just put the finishing touchese to them this week. I can't remember who's patterns that are but if you would like to know ask me.

Cermenics I love but I think this will be the last that I do.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here are the pieces I have been working on the last few days.

I had a lovely day with my friends Barb and Marg. We did some samples of different products we had purchased the last year or so. I will post in the next day or two some of them.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Lovely Grand Children

I would love be able to go up again soon to visit these children and their parents. It is sad we are so far away. Nappies can be used for many

I forgot to post a postcard I made for a swap in USA. I made 4 but forgot to take pictures before I posted them. One of the girls posted this one on the site.

Hi Guys

I have been at the machine again and making a few things. Getting ready a class to teach in learningfa and just enjoying everything after my operation. I am feeling really good. Our quilting group Mountain Quilters is keeping me busy organising classes. I try to have a class every two weeks for the girls to chose from. Next week we have a doll class and I am hoping to learn a lot from the class. A new member is the tutor. She used to have a doll shop. I know she is a very good teacher.

I was asked to make a chataline from one of my designs so now have that finished. This is it. The pictures as not as nice as it is.

I have a few designs I am working on and will post as soon as they are done.

I have decided I enjoy making bears and dogs now and by hand. I can not believe it as I have never been a hand anything unless it is to take in the van. Well in saying that I did do a red work queen bed quilt many years ago.

This is a little quilt I am working on and I will post again when I get if finished.

You all take care till next time.


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