Saturday, March 29, 2014

Embroidered Copper/Denim

A quick update on the copper/denim block printed pouches... I've finished adding the next layer of some copper thread.

I'll be making them up into pouches soon but I'm still on the look-out for some zippers with copper/bronze teeth to complete the look.

Hope you've had a productive week :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Copper Oasis 2

All finished! Copper Oasis 2 - original design, hand block printed and entirely hand sewn :)

Funny how the completion of a work comes with that strange mixture of elation and just a 
hint of sadness that it's over.

I think I need to do something that involves looking into the distance now ;)

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Copper Oasis 1

So, the answer was 'to stitch'... and this is the first one done.

Paper block-printed in my original design 'Oasis' in copper, with my new as-yet-unnamed 
original design embroidered by hand. (I'm in the process of burning a screen of this new 
design which you'll no doubt see popping up on my fabrics soon).

Still working on the second one which has a much larger area of the hand embroidered 
component (so it'll probably take me forever to finish it). I'm thinking of selling them as a 
pair... I really like the way the work together :)

I'm joining in with Kirsty's Creative Space linkup. You can see more crafty creatives here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To Stitch or Not to Stitch...

Yes, that is the question ;) This is my current work in progress. I should be well on the way to 
finishing it but I've stopped in my tracks, caught by the light that comes through the stitching 
holes. I rather like it and now I'm wondering if I should just leave it the way it is...

Loving the back of the work too... look at how the paper has been pushed into tiny mountains on the surface.

Okay, maybe I'm getting a bit too fanciful here ;) I think I will be stitching this one... if only to 
see how it compares to the other, but there's definitely some more perforated pieces coming 
in the future! 

All the same, opinions are welcome. Hope you're having a good week :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Copper on Denim

I've been printing up some more fabric for pouches... this time using denim 
block printed with my original Oasis design in metallic copper. Loving the lustre :)

Looking forward to the weekend too. Hope you've had a happy week?