Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fabric Manipulation

Yesterday at the Guild our Creative Embroidery group had a session on fabric Manipulation using pleats -tucks-crinkling and a lot of other things as well.
I decided to do crinkling (even though I had done it before) because I was too lazy to do all the measuring and stitching involved with the other techniques.
I had a lovely piece of hand dyed silk that I had purchased from the Thread Studio years ago
that was from Colourstreams-the colour is Marakesh but I don't think this is available anymore.
I have silk threads and silk ribbon in the same colourway and these are still available.
The technique was from a book called Texture with Textiles by Linda F McGhee.
I'm not sure what I will use it for but it will have stitching on it.





Don't you just love those colours.

9 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

Yes, lovely colours!

Jacquelines blog said...

Lovely colours and I like Ebony's paper too!

Heather said...

Those colours are gorgeous - so vibrant yet not at all garish. Can't wait to see what you do with it Doreen. The workshop sounds like a good one.

maggi said...

The colours look so inviting and the texture is brilliant.

Robin Mac said...

My colours exactly, I am looking forward to seeing the stitching you do on it. Cheers, Robin

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love the colours...so alive! I must dig out my book to see how you did it,

Purple Missus said...

Fabulous colours. Sounds like a great workshop. How do you crinkle?

Janet said...

Yes, I do love those colors!!

Debbi Baker said...

The colours are just glorious!