Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Embellisher class week 6


Finally I have something to show for week 6 of the Embellisher workshop with Dale at the The Thread Studio.
I have called this piece Bollywood Magic--Bollywood--mainly because of the colours and the magic part is because one of the things we were asked to do was make a magic carpet.
I love these colours and I based them on the Marakesh colours by Colourstreams which Dale sells.
The base is commercial felt--on which I lay strips of Sari silk and scrim and lightly embellished them together.
I then put a grid of Funky Felted Fibers and lightly embellished these down---next came a black chiffon scarf and then I embellished the lot together.
After that was done I added some wool yarns and finally some hand stitching in Marakesh silk thread.
At present this is just the base fabric but I intend to make it into a wall hanging.
Somewhere in the bowels of my work room I know that I have some Indian coins that I purchased from Dale probably 10 years ago and when or should I say if I find them they will also be added.
The size of the piece is 33cm x 41 cm.
Almost caught up----sigh---

15 comments:

Annica said...

This is beautiful Doreen! I'm sure the colours keep you warm when it's cold outside :-)

Robin Mac said...

Love that piece Doreen, I am starting the next embellisher course with Dale in a couple of weeks' time, and I am determined to keep up with this one. I have given up on my online journal class forthe moment, just keeping all the modules to do later on. Glad the frost is down there with you and not here! Cheers, Robin

Genie said...

Beautiful colours,
Well done

Doreen K. said...

Beautiful piece. But all your samples have been great!!

Sandy said...

Nice piece.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful! I love how the warm and cool colours play off one another. Is this the last week of the course?

Lise said...

Suffering from a heat wave here at the moment, but frost is worse!! Your Bollywood Magic is stunning. I like the colours, and it will be a very special wall hanging.

sharon young said...

What a gorgeous piece, Doreen, I love these funky colour, and what a great brief, a magic carpet.

Paula Hewitt said...

Great! I have been enjoying all your creations. I loved the little dolls too, but was unable to comment

Maureen said...

Beautiful, and the colours are gorgeous.

Monica said...

Doreen, this is beautiful. I love the colours and the way you've arranged them.

Micki said...

Love the piece. Can't wait to see what you do further to it. Okay I must be the only one that doesn't know what "Bollywood" means. This is the second time today I have come across it.

Homeleightigger said...

I've been soooo looking forward to seeing your 'Week 6' Doreen, and it was worth waiting for - stupendous!! I love it! Val

Purple Missus said...

Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful colours. Its going to look great as a wallhanging, a treat for the eyes. Well done you.

Dot said...

Love the name you chose for this piece. The colors warm my heart (as you do dear friend). Am sure the Indian coins will look perfect on it when you find them!