Sunday, 31 May 2009

Projects update!

Managed to fit in a wee session with my embellisher this afternoon, to add the next parts to a couple of my ongoing projects. I love my embellisher.  It's just such fun to use, and I love the unexpected results that can happen and the way they take me off in a new direction with a piece.  I've had mine for nearly a year and a half now, and haven't looked back!  Thanks, Myfanwy , for talking me into buying one :P.  

I bought a beautiful 'inspiration pack', in shades of teal, from thredfairy a while back, and have been itching to make a piece with all the yummy fibres and fabrics in the pack.  Also last week I bought a lovely 'mixed bag' of hand dyed fibre and thread from therainbowgirl in beautiful shades of pinky purple.  I've bought many, many supplies from these two talented ladies, and I'm never disappointed - they always come up with beautiful hand dyed colour combinations in a range of fibres, threads and fabrics that are always a joy to work with.  Check out their shops!

So, anyway, I had these two selections in two different colourways, so I decided to make two fibre art pieces using embroidery hoops as their frames, similar to my 'Tiree' piece.  I have been wanting to try some smaller fibre art pieces like these for ages, but have had too many other things on my crafting list that kept taking precedence.  

Today then I used my embellisher to add fibres and threads to the surface:

Silk velvet, silk throwsters waste, mulberry bark, silk carrier rod, silk threads, bamboo fibre, habotai silk, paper and cotton scrim.

Muslin fabric, mediumweight cotton fabric, cotton scrim, silk throwsters waste, angelina fibre, silk carrier rod, cotton nepps, wool yarn, organza ribbon, silk dupion fabric and mixed threads.

Next comes beading and hand embroidery.  I enjoy it so much!  Also I'm really loving my subscription to Audible - I devour audiobooks like nobody's business when I'm crafting.  At the moment, it's the tragic but wonderful  'Children of Hurin' by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Tolkien + crafting + tea = a happy crafty Kaeru!


Chris Gray Textile Art said...

Lovely scrummy textures and colours - have fun!

Embellishers ARE great aren't they!?

...and I've added you to my Blogs-I-Like list too.....

Karen said...

These are gorgeous Kate - as usual. I haven't had much time to use my embellisher for a little while but am determined to dedicate a day sometime soon - that is when I've finished playing with my new Janome sewing machine!!!! LOL

The crafty Kaeru said...

Thanks Chris :D yes, embellishers are totally addictive!

Thanks too, Karen - but a new sewing machine?! Hee hee~! Enjoy! I look forward to seeing the results!