Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A bit of a challenge...

Back in March...

...at Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch...

...the lovely Laura from Colourcraft challenged me to "do something" with a piece of lokta tissue that she had coloured with Brusho paints and then printed with Markal Paintstiks on a rubbing plate.

So, I brought it home in a plastic bag (because the wax/oil hadn't dried enough)...

...and then pinned it up in the workroom to "let it speak" as it were.

Well, seeing as we'll be meeting up again at the Empress Stitch Show this weekend I thought I'd better get a move on!!

Here are a couple of piccies of the lokta tissue along with some Brusho-dyed kitchen paper....




...and here's what the tissue is like after machine stitching with metallic threads.





I bonded and stitched squares of the kitchen paper onto a panel of printed Egyptian cotton (Empress Mills)....




...wrapped some pieces of kebab sticks with hand-dyed threads...




..and, finally, stitched them onto the paper squares with some running stitch to complete the effect.




Finished and mounted....ready to go :-))







(Anyone coming to the show can get a close-up of the mounted panel :-)

Have a good rest-of-the-week and weekend.....

...I'll be back next week after the show.

x C



4 comments:

Charlton Stitcher said...

Oh gorgeous - those colours are just luscious!

Penny said...

Beautiful -- you can always make magic out of anything!

bois-fleurie said...

What Penny says is so true,I don't think I have ever seen anything I didn't love.

underatopazsky said...

It's stunning - the colours are magical and way you've embellished the panels really complements the underlying design.