Thursday, July 1, 2010
Not long ago I was introduced to this technique - wavy weaving. It's a simple process, but creates an interesting background. I used black and white silk dupion for the weaving, then free machined with black/silver metallic Madeira thread. I always wanted to make the trim a different colour to the background. I found this rather 'loud' fluoro pink polyester organza in a little store, so thought it might work, as I had a rather glitzy hot pink metallic thread in my stash. I fused two layers of organza with Gossamer Fuse [The Thread Studio], hooped it and made three little five- petalled flowers. After cutting these free, they looked exactly what I wanted. I knew I had some rather bright beads left over from something my daughter made a few years ago. The metallic pink stitching gave it a bit more movement, but it just needed something else. Thank goodness for feathers!!!!! This ever so soft pink maribou gave it a party feel to me. I have fallen in love with making these little pieces of 'art', but have to admit to taking far too long to achieve my goals. There was enough of the weaving to cut two pieces for ATC's, but I might shelve them for a while so I can finish some other projects.