Friday, 1 December 2006

Sumptuous surfaces

fabric collage 9

I went to a workshop given by Effie Mitrofanis, called "Sumptuous Surfaces"
She had us make up four pieces of collaged fabric, we then chose the piece we wanted to work with that weekend, tacked it onto a thin backing, then went all over with running stitches.

Then we couched on cords and did bullion stitch over them and added beads.

It was a very relaxing weekend, no pressure to 'get to the next stage' we just sat and stitched and Effie, who is a wonderful teacher, had lots of eye candy to show us and talked each of us through our choices.

I've since finished the other 3 pieces I prepared that weekend and have made more - I'm just becoming obsessed with these little glitzy pieces, I can work on them in the night while watching TV without stressing although the lounge has eaten a few beads.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with them, Effie had attached some of hers to sheer fabric banners which I thought would look great as my new lounge room curtains, but probably not too practical as they certainly wouldn't be washable, but I might still do this...stay tuned for that idea

fabric collage 8
fabric collage 7
fabric collage 6
fabric collage 5
fabric collage 4
fabric collage 1
fabric collage 3


Anonymous said...

Love these! Colors are fabulous!

arlee said...

I am SO coveting the green one........sigh

Grangry said...

Wow, these are super. Always been a fan of Effie Mitrofanis!

Jo in NZ said...

These are really lovely Erica. I enjoy looking at other styles of embellishing

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

I love your work. Your projects are beautiful.

Erica said...

thank you everyone, I'm glad you are enjoying them,
Pat, I tried to think where I knew your name then realised you were responsible for all those luscious bags on
lovely work

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