Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Those promised photos.

At long last, photos of the projects I have been working on lately.

Firstly, the paisleys. There are three of them:

This is Paisley One - hand-made felt with rather too much machine embroidery I really feel less would have been better with this one. However, I shall not be unpicking this one just yet.

The next photos are of Paisley Two. Again, the hand-made felt. (Thanks so much for teaching me Ruth!) This time the motifs were made using fabric scraps with much fun being had stitching through dissolvable fabric. The background design is an all-over paisley motif.

The third design, Paisley 3, has an all-over paisley motif background. Onto this I have placed a stumpwork paisley motif. I hope that I can give the name stumpwork to this technique. It was made using the same method, but has interwoven threads for a centre. Anyway, see what you think:

The next photo is of my new figure - Serenity. Not to be seen at her best, yet. She still needs some more work to finish off the body and then that chaise longue..... Well, I have drafted a design, but we will have to wait and see how this project gets on.
The last two photos show my dear friend Coco, who is snoring merrily on the chair next to me as I write. She has decided that she rather likes felt - I've found that its difficult to dislodge a cat when wanting to work on a piece she is sleeping on.


barbara ac said...

I've not been much of a paisley fan in the past but it's appeal is growing rapidly seeing all the lovely examples people are doing! Your variety of material is very interesting, Mandy, and I especially like the blue background piece - the paisleys look like exotic fish, which adds another layer of enjoyment to the work.

kay susan said...

Hi, those paisleys are super. Paisley number 2 makes me think of fancy goldfish and paisley 3 is just gorgeous.

Mandy said...

Thank you both for your comments. I really enjoyed making these.

Susan said...

I've never tried felting, but I really like the look of your paisleys - all of them. I agree with the fish comments, though that wasn't my first thought about them - probably from having seen and stitched one of Sharon's designs, too. Really great work!