Friday, 23 May 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
One more tulip piece!
This is the applique version.
This is the smaller embroidered version.
It is part of this collection called Around the World. Not very original I know :( but ho hum.
There may be more of these to come, or not!
Friday, 16 May 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Friday, 9 May 2014
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Here is another tulip piece for you.
It is the one and only piece I have ever done entirely using transfer printed fabric.
It was inspired by a sketch that my then 12 year old daughter did, that reminded me of my first ever trip abroad. At the age of eleven I went on a school trip to Holland and one of the excursions was to the tulip fields. Sadly, we were a bit late and the fields were full of workers dead heading the flowers!!!
I recreated the sketch on paper a number of times and the ironed the images onto fabric. You can get more than one print from each painted paper, and what I like is that each is a bit different as the textures of the brushed strokes are transferred.
Now in case you don't know transfer paints work best with a man made fabric and as I only had 100% cotton available I was a bit stuck. I was in the groove so to speak and didn't want to have to wait to purchase some polyester or similar fabric so had a hunt around and found something that fitted the bill.
This whole piece was made from one Marks and Spencer poly-cotton pillow case. Even the sashing was transfer painted.
Have you ever done transfer printing?
B.T.W. I had forgotten how strange this was!