Wednesday, January 16, 2008

TIF latest

Photo of my design book for TIF's January challenge. I played around with the images of gall bladders and came up with the design top right. It will be postcard size and the base fabric will be commercial craft felt.

The cream fabric is pinned down for the top right, pleased with the shape, I will attach it down by couching machine wrapped cords, see below.

I machine wrapped three different coloured cords for the edging of the cream shape.

This shows one night's work, I couched the three cords separately and used seed stitch on the cream fabric, I might put some pale lilac on this later if I feel it needs it.
Close up of couching and seed stitch

Generally pleased with the first session of stitching. The next task is to create a loose linear effect on the purle felt, will have to go back to my TAST library for inspiration.

11 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

I like this start very much!

verobirdie said...

I too like this start. I'm eager to see the next step.

Doreen G said...

Very creative Margaret -can't wait to see the finished piece.

MargB said...

This looks interesting margaret - what is purle felt?

pinsneedles said...

Where else but this challenge, are we going to see a fibre artist say she played around with some images of gall bladders in order to design a piece of stitching!! LOL.

Good for you - a creative design and the stitching looks full of interest too, with the flat seed stitches and the 3D effect of the couching.
Jocelyn
http://pinsneedles.wordpress.com/

EMBELLISHER said...

I think the choice of subject - images of the gall bladder is most unusual and I do think you've done a great job translating it into fabric and embroidery.

Gwen said...

Wonderful! I agree with the last comment, I am so inspired by all of the interpretations people are doing with this challenge!

jacqui said...

Brilliant start to this project, truly inspired.

kay susan said...

Great start! Glad you are on the mend.

Barbara Hagerty said...

When it comes to designs, you certainly have taken it further! I LOVE the gall bladder idea! Life is too short to stay in the box! Very nice photos! Looks like this will be lovely. Can't wait to see the next step!

Maria del Valle said...

Very beautiful start, is a discovery for me to know this kind of work, friend, I will continue your progress!!