Thank you all for commenting so favourably on my last few posts. I think I'm addicted to weaving!!! Yesterday I decided to try 'straight' weaving and use some of the many things I have in my stash. You may recall the post where I showed the slightly altered rose photos. I printed the orange rose onto some Inkjet Printable Silk, the image not filling the whole A4 page, but almost. Of course, it wasn't as vibrant as I wanted, so I fused it to a piece of my orange hand-dyed fabric which did intensify the colour. I trimmed the edges to the photo, and also cut the same sized piece from a lovely little snippet sent to me by Dian [Beach Textiles] Each of the pieces were then cut into half inch strips ready for weaving.
After stitching, foiling and trimming I am happy with this little address book cover. The stitching is done with an elongated serpentine machine stitch, the foiling is a bronze, and surprise, surprise, I had just the bead I needed, some copper wire for coiling, and a few more round orange beads to add to the end of my coils, not to mention some distorted orange crystal organza that needed a home................ Now, all of this has been done by one who not long ago confessed to 'not really liking orange'. Yeah right!!!
I hope these close-ups will show the beading, and curly wire treatment, as well as the inside of the cover showing in part, the lovely pattern on the fabric that Dian sent me. It was only a small piece, but I'm thrilled with how it has given this altered photo a more pixellated look.
Tracey asked where I'd seen the wavy weaving technique. I was introduced to it by one of my patchwork group friends at our sewing day. To do the wavy weaving, you need both pieces to be an identical square. I must Google it and see what other pretty ideas I can find.