Wednesday, February 27, 2013

They have arrived.

Yesterday after posting my post on here. The post man came with my parcel of threads☺☺☺ YA! Now I can move forward.

Why did the first lot they said they sent, then take three weeks & go back. And this lot arrived in just three days.??? MMMMMMMMM

Oh well, they are here & that is all that matters.☺☺☺ Off now to do some stitching☺☺☺
Warm Hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xxx

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

At a stale mate

Don't you just hate when you are waiting for threads to arrive that you ordered three weeks ago now, & you still do not have them? Because some one in Australia post in all the wisdom, decided to sent them back to the sender instead of delivering them. AAAAAARRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

This is what is causing my stale mate. There is loads of things that I could be getting on with in regards my tea pot, but not having that one particular thread is causing my to get embroiderers block ☹

While I have been waiting for these threads to arrive. I have been busy☺ Week seven saw us looking at FMEing silk straw paper onto another fabric.

First off, I coloured my silk straw paper with Ink tense blocks to give it more of a tree like colour. Then I tore some holes into the paper. I tacked the silk straw paper onto some silk dupion, as I was tacking it down, I caught in snippets of other fabrics behind the holes. My favourite piece being the bit with the owl on it☺☺ Then FME'd ( Free Machine Embroidered) the whole piece in a thread to match the paper. Then I went over it again in a green to replicate leaves.

Once all the FME was done I then added some hand embroidery to highlight the holes. To give a look of peeling bark & lichen on a tree. And some beads to add a little highlight to the piece.

I am currently working on a second piece & will be framing them  as a series of pictures to go with my tea pot. So keep watching this space ☺
Warm Hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xxx

Monday, February 11, 2013

Moving on

Moving on. In these two photos. It shows the idea of how I want my tea pot to look in the way of embroidery. It gives an all round view of the tea pot & what each side will look like.

This next lot of photos looks at the kind of embroidery that I will be doing on my tea pot.

The piece in the hoop is there just to show the kind of surface embroidery that I want along the bottom of the tea pot.

Some time today or tomorrow, I will be making a start on the actuall embroidering onto the tea pot. Then I will cut out the felt & assemble the pot together, then add the 3D elements. So keep watching this space☺

Warm Hugs
Your Friend
Elizabeth xx

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Starting to take shape

This image was created with Instagrams Instacollage. It is of some of the elements from my Alchemy work book. The photo in the top left of this collage is the knitting after it has been felted. This will be the base fabric for my tea pot.

This is a paper 3D model of my tea pot. I am a bit ahead of everyone else in the class on this. But had to make it as my inspiration was fastly dieing on this idea. I needed to see it in its 3D form, so that I could work out sizings for the stumpwork elements that will decorate this tea pot.  The spout & the handle in this paper model, will be joined with a strip of felt. When it is in the fabric form. I could not quite work out at the time of making the paper one, how to achieve it in paper.

Happy Stitching everyone
Warm Hugs
Elizabeth xxx