Thursday, September 19, 2013

fabric & mixed media collages and more on embroidered letters

I have been playing with bits of laces and the like I have collected over time.   

Quite some time ago I visited a very tempting shop called Lucello's in the Nicholas Building in Melbourne.   It is the sort of shop you both want to tell every about and keep to yourself at the same time.   When I was there I bought some packets of lace scraps which have been - not quite languishing as I kept playing with them - perhaps waiting on the right project is the better phrase.  
I also had some bits of old lace bought from the Embroiderers' Guild which joined the packets.

Well - I have been pushing these bits of lace about on fabric grounds for  while now and they have finally found a place in some mixed media collages.   I have incorporated  Lucellos' business cards and other items I bought at the time.    

The collage above I made for an challenge put on by Stitchers Plus.  The title of the challenge is "Say it with Words" and the works will go on exhibition at Concord and Five Dock Libraries over October and November 2013.   I will see if I can get permission to post photos of other works made - some were very innovate. 

The collage below is still a work in progress - however - it is starting to talk to me now and is nearly done.

The embroidered letter project is moving along and members of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW have been so very busy - I haven't counted the letters once we got to 700 - we must be close to if not over 1000 at this stage.  The tree form will be up shortly and when it is up I will get some photos up for you to see.

The next major project is a community at large one - will write more on the next  post

Take care all

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

embroidered letters

I have really caught up in a community art project with the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.   A call was put out to members for embroidered letters to make a giant noticeboard on a conical shaped form.

Over 600 letters and numbers have come in from all over NSW  - they were all wonderful.

I have done some stitching  - practising stitches so I can work out how to explain how to do them in a leaflet.   This little bird (missing an eye) is the result.

Not quite a self portrait

Not quite a self portrait
small 8' quiltlet with embroidered hair

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