Friday, November 19, 2010

Seed Head Inspiration (2)


The weather has been very grey here today so I thought I'd share some more colour with you in the form of my other textile creation inspired by seedheads.

 Poppies on Garden Fleece (click to see the detail)

 The poppies on the top layer (made from garden fleece!) were formed by stencilling on gesso and then painting the whole layer with fabric paint.  It was then machine stitched onto the bottom layer of painted pelmet vilene (which had more poppies stencilled on with oil paint sticks).  Free motion stitching with sparkly metallic thread is not something I've cracked yet, and I shouted at it many times as it jammed and snapped and missed stitches etc!  After all that I got the heat gun out and blasted it - the fleece disintegrates VERY quickly!  Finally I distressed the edges (I don't like straight lines) with the solder iron.

Well, if nothing else, it livens up a dull day when even I won't venture into the garden!

8 comments:

marigold jam said...

Stunning - why venture out if you have this lovely garden indoors?!

Jane

Feltmaker said...

Love it :D

silverpebble said...

Oooh totally gorgeous!

Fran Hillman said...

Lovely - frame it.

Su said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. I might even investigate a frame Fran!

Su

Anna said...

I never knew garden fleece could look so stunning Su. I liked your first poppy seed head but the colours of this one just seem to glow. Quite beautiful.

ju-north said...

Beautiful work - so much to look at!

Boxoftrix said...

I love this, I was toying with the idea of getting some Markal paintsticks, this is inspiring! Garden fleece ehe? .....ill wait till he's finished using it this year :)