Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Going round in circles

Hello. Thank you all so much for your comments on the previous post. I needed to write it down and explain why I didn't mention Rocky on here for a while. I wanted you to know that I didn't give up on him. Thank you for understanding.

Remember this experiment, slashing the fabric to expose the colours underneath. I saw the technique on a yoootooob video and had a go. Sandwich lots of scraps between two pieces of fabric. I chose to machine stitch in circles, it can be done in lines up and down. Then slash through the top fabric in between the stitching with a small pair of scissors and down into the layers, but not the bottom piece.


Look what it has turned into. 
 I have added lots of running stitches in different colours into the corners.

More running stitches in circles, with beads added. The centre is a circle of red felt with pearl and gold beads stitched into it. Hasn't come out very well in the picture but it looks nice.

I had a gold frame which someone gave me, it fits in there perfectly. Haven't put the glass in because it would squash the ruffles. 
It's turned out a lot better than I thought it would, not bad for an experiment. I'm rather chuffed with it.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

18 comments:

  1. Dear Ilona
    No wonder you're proud - it looks fantastic. The stitching in the corner really works well to highlight the circles.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  2. This is really lovely and I really like how you've used the stitching and beads to embellish it. Kristel.

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  3. looks good. did you wash it to get the fabric to fluff more\? the stitching really compliments it.

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  4. This turned out so well and to think it's your first effort at this type of thing!!! Well done. JanF

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  5. I wish I wish I lived near your village (also country!) and could buy some of your works!!! This project is gorgeous and you are so crafty. Well done.

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  6. This is just beautiful! A real work of art.

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  7. Love, love, love!!! This is the kind of stuff that rings my bell; i love a lot of color and threads. Fabulous!

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  8. It looks great! I think the running stitches really frame it out and make it look stunning.

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  9. That is beautiful. Your little running stitches are very neat, much neater than mine ever would be.

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  10. This is beautiful. Were you working on it at the same time you were telling Rocky's story? It looks like a maze or a labyrinth much like you were surely navigating in his best interest. You could name it "A Tribute to Rocky" Jackie

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  11. Hypnotic. Natalie

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  12. that would look fantastic on the back of jacket or one of your great bags.

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