I just published a post over on my new blog, http://bekahdu.com.au/2014/02/09/handmade-gelli-printing/ It’s all about our fun with a handmade Gelli plate today. Pop on over if you want to see it. I will have to shut this blog down soon, … Continue reading
It has been decidedly quiet on the blog front lately, but I have been very busy in the background. One of the first things that happens when your school finds out that you have a sewing machine is that you … Continue reading
My part of the world has been awash with rain. The sky has been grey and heavy for weeks. So to brighten it all up, I have been making rainbows. These have an added bonus of freeing me from part … Continue reading
I’ve been playing with some new techniques again today. I love the randomness of randomness so I have been randomly stitching strips of fabrics together then randomly stitching and cutting those strips. I wanted to try to get the hang of curves in the fabric as well as inserts so my randomness included both of these.
I have used just about every blue fabric in my stash, from vintage sheets to bits of upcycled clothing to canvas and quilting cotton. The red strips are satin that has been folded and inserted, so that it stands out from the cloth. It’s a great way to use up some of my vast stash of fabrics.
At the moment it is nothing more than a piece of fabric, I wanted to sample these techniques for an idea I had for the next competition that I want to enter..I have a few lined up this year!
Excuse the stray threads, I haven’t really finished with it yet. This is just a small section, I got a bit carried away so it is quite a large piece. I may well quilt it up and see what happens….
Well, it’s finished!. This is the journal made from all the bits of fabric that I have been playing with, as well as some of my aged shibori. This one has been hand and free motion machine quilted onto cotton … Continue reading
I had a thought the other day, so went to seek out my grandmothers old suitcase, buried deep in the back of the garage. In it, as I had thought, I discovered most of the samples I had made during … Continue reading
Following on from my sun printing episode, I decided to torture my samples a bit more and add some rust. I have quite an extensive rusty objects collection from the days when I studied Sculpture. I used to create works … Continue reading
I have been having a load of fun this week, playing around with staining and printing fabrics, fiddling with thread tension and so much more! I’ll start with my first bit of fun. I decided that I would finally have … Continue reading
I’ve been on holidays..yippeee We did a bit of this A bit of this A bit of this Saw some of these..as well as some other lovely creatures..turtles, stingrays… Climbed lots of these And looked out at lots of this … Continue reading
I am starting to really enjoy making these journals so here are a few more newly finished. I love that it combines my love of textiles and my stationary fetish!..yes, I am addicted to stationary, sad I know! These are … Continue reading