Thursday, 13 June 2019

At last ! Finished.

This has been a long time coming. I start off with a little idea and it turns into a marathon. A piece of hessian out of my Aunties garage, been there for many years. I painted coloured squares on it, and stitched smaller squares and oblongs over it in simple backstitch. 
I started in the centre and worked my way to the outside edge. Random sizes of any colours I fancied. I decided not to make the edges dead straight, I think it looks better with a haphazard look. The remaining coloured edge I painted black, trimmed it and frayed the edges. 
Then I mounted it on a piece of  thick upholstery type material which Crafty Club Janet gave me, it looks a bit like the hessian. I stitched it around the edges with black cotton twice, then a few random stitches in the centre in matching thread so it wouldn't show at the front, to keep it together. 
In between the back and front is another piece of fabric to give it some substance. Three loops at the top with a piece of driftwood through them. I went for three wider loops rather than four narrow ones. The fabric is quite thick with a rubberised backing and I was having trouble getting a needle through it. A pair of small pliers close at hand solved the problem. 








I am pleased with the way it has turned out,  though it was a slog at times, doing the same repetitive stitching over and over again. Need to do something more colourful and creative now. I've made a start and it's looking good. 
Raining again, I'm not doing much walking at the moment. Playing with the new computer. It took a while to figure out how to edit these pictures. It's a similar programme that I had before, but different layout on the screen. A lot of scratching head, going all around the houses until I find what I want. I have never used Paint before, but I might give it a go and play around with it. 
Toodle pip.  ilona

16 comments:

  1. Looks good, Ilona. I'd have that on my wall.

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  2. Really like that, the colours on the dark background are so good and the wood hanger just finishes it off perfectly

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  3. This is worth every minute you spent creating it!! Wonderful!

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  4. This is lovely Ilona, I know what a slog it is sometimes, this is why some of my pieces take so long, I leave them and come back later when I'm a bit fresher. lol
    Briony
    x

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  5. This is a lovely piece and I especially like the little flower detail - it's a nice little surprise. You do wonderfully colourful and creative work.

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    1. I agree, I too love the work Ilona does. It's beautifully finished as well. x

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  6. Fabulous, you talented lady. x

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    1. Wow great piece of craft there well done x

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  7. That turned out beautifully. I can see how tedious it would be and time-consuming, but the end result looks like it was worth it. Think you'll ever tackle another one? Thank you for sharing.

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  8. You need to do something more colourful ? I dont see how you can get more colourful than that ! your home is like a rainbow !




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  9. Its turned out great Ilona!.I love the way you complete your craft work so neatly so that it is all finished off to a high standard.I love the hanger to it aswell.Drift wood always looks lovely in wall art,xx

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  10. It's beautiful Ilona and worth finishing it. Look forward to seeing what is next.
    Hazel c uk

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  11. Love it, Ilona!!! You're so clever!! BTW- Love your lady trucker series!!! So interesting!! You're a living, breathing pioneer and historian rolled into one!! Have a super day!!

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  12. That is really rather nice. I love the details and three loops is a much better balance, you are right. If I didn’t know it I could be forgiven for thinking you had bought it in one of those high end fancy shops. It’s lovely.

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  13. I'm with Kitty--can't imagine anything more colorful, Well, there's the summerhouse, of course. You mentioned the Shed of the Year competition, and I looked it up. Your summerhouse was in some pretty lofty company and stood up really well. You have an excellent eye for color. :) Sedgwick

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  14. I love it. It reminds me of the background to some of the Klimt paintings or the work by Kaffe Fassett.
    Arilx

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