maandag 29 januari 2024

wire and fabric (and stitch)

"Make a structure out of wire
and cover it with fabric pieces using batik wax"
that was the Stitch Club workshop that just ended,
by Priscilla Edwards 

Any thin wire could be used
but the special paper covered kind came with the mail a bit later.
I chose to make a critter in stead of a teacup
Though because I couldn't find the wax
(that I must have somewhere . . .)
I used some special textile hardener.
But first a flower to try out if this could be done !

Hmmm . . . very sticky fingers
but, it worked in the end !

Then on to the little beast : a ladybug !
Many parts to construct and fiddly to put together
but in the end it could fly !!!

(the wings were made on the machine)

I totally forgot to show the
Stitch Club embroidery workshop by Cassandra Dias
that came before the one by Priscilla !

Stitching a landscape brought me to the colourful scene
so many tourists that visit The Netherlands in spring yearn for.
Though the downside of these lush coloured fields is :
the pollution with MANY pesticides !

Only 10 x 10 cm
but so densely stitched that it took a long time."

Then came number two : a lone tulip

(there might even be a number three,
but that will take some time again !)

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Prachtig Els. Ik loop nogal achter met de stitchclub workshops. Deze zijn er om naar uit te kijken als ik zie wat voor fraais jij hebt gemaakt..

    1. Ach Connie, dat maakt niet uit :-) kan altijd nog ! (er zijn er ook die ik niet gedaan heb, gewoon wat anders te doen of het sprak me niet zo aan . . . )

  2. Oh my Els! Creativity just oozes out of you!!

    1. Haha ((Nancy)) this wasn't done in a few days . . . (especially the stitching took loads of time !)