Friday, 2 September 2011

Small African Panel #1

Here's my first working sample using those lovely "Colouricious" print blocks.

(Doing little pieces like this helps me along with the final design)

It measures 15cm x 19cm.



I didn't go TOO mad with the embellishments....

...just some glass seed beads...

...a few wooden beads....

...and some dyed bamboo skewer pieces.




I've made a project pack available in the shop....

...with everything you need to make one of your own. :-)

12 comments:

Sujata said...

Chris,

This piece is beautiful. I think you are right on the spot with "just enough" embellishments!

Rachel said...

Charming. The challenge is always getting the level of embellishment right, isn't it!

Chris Gray said...

Getting the amount just right is ALWAYS a bit of a problem :-o

Anne B said...

Like it - not too fussy.

bois-fleurie said...

I like it very much,I'd never of thought of using a printing block like that. So simple and very effective.

Penny said...

I love this - the print goes so very well with the beads and bamboo at the bottom. Lovely!

Penny Berens said...

Think I'll go and add some wooden skewers to my indigo vat!

Jensters said...

simply wonderful i love it x

layers said...

Hi Chris, I do not sew much so I always greatly admire those that work with fabric and textiles..I like the bamboo accents..very nice!

Robinsunne said...

Oh! Just love the beading and also the running stitch border.

Nanouanne said...

Really nice work with these blocks! I recently found some of them on a French market and you give me the heart to use them! Thanks to remind me...

Chris Gray said...

Thanks Nanouanne!.....ah .....French markets.....I just love them :-)

I'm glad I've helped you to have a go. Let us see what you do with those blocks.