Friday, 5 August 2011

Lots of bits finished!

At last, various bits and pieces that have been on the go for sometime, have now been finished.

As mentioned before, one of my range of products is "Butterfly SoftSpun", a PP/PET needlefelted geotextile. I've been playing around with this for a while now - painting it, stitching it by both hand and machine, and heat zapping it too.

Wow! Does it do beads well or what!!!





They look "old"...."aged".....with loads of character.

Luckily, I already had a piece of long-cloth to finish...

...and these new beads fitted the bill perfectly :-)




So, another sample is fixed onto a canvas panel, ready for the Festival of Quilts.

Also completed is my Australian-inspired punchneedle piece.




The sample wall will have plenty of eye-candy for those of you coming to Birmingham next week :-)))

I'm still working on a bit of Kuba-cloth....

...and a small sashiko panel...

...hopefully I can show those before I go...


Have a great weekend....

13 comments:

Abigail Thomas said...

those beads go so well with your long cloth!

Penny Berens said...

Oooh, yes, scrumptious beads and in your favourite of colours. If only I could be in the Birmingham area next week!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Yummy beads in yummy colors!
Could not find anything about the textile you mentioned, guess need more research on this side.
Thanks for sharing.
Andrea.

Chris Gray said...

Yes!.....I'm really happy with those beads :-)

...Butterfly SoftSpun will be on sale on my stand at FOQ...

...and also in my shops after 15th August!

Lisa said...

divine color and texture and your long cloth is stunning..i'm truly inspired!

Rachel said...

The beads make a great fringing-type trim!

stitchinglife.com said...

Excellent. Looks like you're having some fun as well as making beautiful things :-)

Penny said...

LOVE these colors - marvelous beads. Of course I love your punchneedle. What is its size? I love both the design and the colors.

Chris Gray said...

Fun is right!


...and the piece is about 9" x 6"...

underatopazsky said...

The beads are fabulous. The crumpled, distressed texture is brilliant and they go perfectly with the long cloth.

Mermaid's Purse said...

Beads are always great fun and they fit in perfectly!!!!

Shoshi said...

Hi, I've just come here from Carolyn Saxby's blog - looking forward to exploring as it looks great! I am very interested in this geospun textile fabric and wonder where I can obtain it online in the UK. I've done a Google search and can't find anything. Can't make it to Birmingham, I'm afraid.

T said...

these ochres are very aus chris....

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