Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ta Daaaaa!

Well, here is the last project I worked on in my "Memory Cloth" class with Peg Gignoux. During the six weeks, we had played with different techniques including stamping on fabric, sewing pieces together, then cutting those and reassembling in a different way, embellishing...and a bunch of other stuff.

The last class, we made a book (our final technique to play with). I was ambivalent. But, of course, after mine was finished, I loved making a book. I want to do more! So many fun things to do, so little time....

On some of the inside pages I sewed other pieces of paper to the plain paper pages. It made a neat treatment for both sides.

Most all of the paper that I added (that has color, etc), was from something I had done years ago and still had. I chopped it to pieces and loved adding it to the book. And so, here is my very own memory of the class and the wonderful women that were a part of it. Beam :)!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fun with Fabric...and Paint...and the same time!

I finally took some more pics of things that I made in my "Memory Cloth" class with Peg Gignoux. I had such a great time in that class. Here is one of the pieces of cloth that I made. Several years ago, my mother gave me a large, wooden stamp (I think used for wall embellishments) . I mixed up a thin solution of white acrylic paint and stamped a pattern on this linen fabric I had. The paint is faint in the photo, but it has a nice effect.

I was practicing doing some french seams and decided to add some paper. I grabbed an old pattern that I knew I wouldn't use again and started ripping away by hand - long, thin strips. Then I sewed these onto the fabric, whirling it around and around to make these frilly pattern posies. I love the effect. I know stamping and french seams and sewing with paper isn't new. But it's the first time I really played with it. What a great way to learn - by playing!
More pics soon of my last creation....