Katherine's Dabblings

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Birthday Card

Fused felt & shiny bits and then ran it through the cuttlebug with the tattered florals die.

The leaves are made by trapping shiny bits between two pieces of organza and then putting on an embroidery hoop.  Did the outline in satin stitch and then free machined the centre bits.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Humbug & Pyramid Bags

Nicks very kindly lent me a book yesterday by Margaret Beal which rather spookily I had just reserved at the library the day before.

In it was these little bags.  It's a bit difficult to explain here how it's done but I do love the idea of them.  Especially the small ones within a larger one.   No end to what little bits you could put in them.

Fusing Felt & Organza

This is a technique where you cut small triangles of fabric that will melt and lay them onto a piece of felt.  You then lay on a metal rule and run a fine tip soldering iron down the edge of the rule to bond the pieces to the felt. 

These are a few experimental pieces using a different combo of colours & fabrics each time.