I started with some soft see-through vinyl I had in and wanted to keep a transparent, wet look. The colours were sponged on to the vinyl with Alcohol inks that give colour but maintain a sheer look.
The head was tricky as there were two layers and I trapped some sparkling thread snippets inside. Then I free-machined on the outside for the nerves? (this also secured the threads). I stitched down the tentacles and left the threads dangling.
Finally the jelly fish did not…Continue
As I was stitching the panel, I realised it needed a focal point, one with dimension and movement. I started out sketching a conch and then a scallop shell. I had roughly torn some paper to play with the placement and as I looked at the top curve I thought of a jelly fish(Portuguese man of war, type). So after much experimenting here it is.Continue
Added by Barbara/Hopscotch on May 29, 2011 at 9:31 — No Comments
I posted this thought in the forum and would love to know everyone else's take on it. Do you ever re-visit and see any of your pieces in a different light? By this I mean suddenly see that something is missing or you have learnt a technique that you know would add to it without overdoing things! I had the same feeling about Sealfe.
Anyway, as some people have been kind enough to ask how this piece was formed - here is a brief…Continue
Added by Barbara/Hopscotch on May 27, 2011 at 12:34 — No Comments
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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List continues to grow. We now have 277 members from 23 countries. We had our first public event in April:
Added by Rayela Art on May 22, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
I have several free tutorials posted on my website. Here are links:
http://lynxlace.com/pulledthreadwork.html General working methods.
http://lynxlace.com/pulledthreadtutorial.html The yellow sampler. 10 stitches diagrammed and explained.Continue
Added by Lorelei Halley on May 16, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments
Added by Grace Lister on May 16, 2011 at 6:05 — No Comments
Finally making progress with my very first own design cloth doll. Yes, it is crude but my very own from start to finish. I have found this to be a gigantic learning curve and literally threw myself in at the deep end without classes, paterns and a plan.
It's strange but as soon as I had the head - I had the whole idea! I have learn't a million things…Continue