All I have to do now to my little art quilt project is to sew the backing on and make a hanging sleeve. But the front is done. I haven't decided what to call it yet. The theme for the challenge was the word "Botanical". So if anyone can help me with a clever name for this I would appreciate it. I am terrible at coming up with names.
For the cap on the yellow mushroom I soaked some linen in a pan with some rusty nails and other rusty bits and pieces I found in an old tool box and then I boiled it up in a mix of tumeric powder in balsamic vinegar and that was the result. The blue cap is needlelace. I might add that the vinegar stripped the rust from the nails.
I loved the sheen of the velvet I used on the large mushroom and just happened to have some taffeta that I had pleated up ready for some smocking. It had been in the box so long that when I removed the threads the pleats stayed there and was perfect for under the mushroom.
The "trees" in the background are cut from some fabric I painted and stamped. I have mounted the whole thing on some thick felt, and other fabrics are some I have had for a long time just waiting for the "right thing" to come along.
|This was a sampler I prepared for a stitching workshop|
I have been back to working on the pages for my fabric book. It is growing. The pages are 11.5cm x 11.5cm. I am looking for a site where I can do some collages with the photos so I can post them in groups.
The pages are a mix of stitch samplers I have done for Tast (which stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday with Sharon Boggon here) and samplers I have done with other workshops, or when I have been sharing my own knowledge with friends . This fabric book is the second I am working on, and includes samplers from my embroidery days from the beginning to the present day.
|Dont know the name of this flower but it is giving a nice show in the garden here|
|This unusual little shrub is quite pretty|
|My fuschia is very happy in its pot, and never seems to stop flowering.|
The weekend is almost upon us once more. The year is flying. Have a nice day.
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