Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Star has a face...

The star has a face. It's not the face that was planned but stitching the face on velvet was difficult.


I've decided that this piece, when finished, will be stitched to a pillow. I'm slowly  adding other elements.
I tried some discharging with Soft Scrub. I used a tree punch to make a stencil. I added the discharged trees to a piece that came to be while clearing scraps up from my table. Lots more stitching to be done, especially on the trees.


16 comments:

Cheryl Razmus said...

Love the way the discharged trees came out. I have yet to try a face, but I'm considering adding one to the velvet heart I dyed in Glennis' class.

karen said...

lovely work Deanna...the piece to the right of the trees on the second last picture is beautiful, the blue stripes that look as if they are woven..that especially attracted me.

Montreat Designs said...

Really nice Deanna. I love the photo with the navy in it and the trees.... Just lovely.

Jacky said...

Deanna you trees came out lovely...I love that discharge method.
And that velvet centre of the star is so lush. What a beautiful pillow that will be.

Jacky xox

cristina said...

deanna, first I stopped by to ask if
you've check in on the baby eagles on the cam?
I set up my lap top at my folks as we eat lunch and we
watch them practice flapping those "growing" wings!

And.......... i just love your golden star face!!!
smiling, smiling me :* )

ger said...

Somewhere betweeen a putto and an indian deity, your star - good companion, on a pillow, for your meanderings I´m sure...

deanna7trees said...

Cristina--glad you mentioned the eagles. haven't been there in a while. will check it out. and thanks for your comment.
ger--thanks for stopping by. i had to look up 'putto'. had never heard that word before. i learn so much from all of you who visit.

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

maybe the velvet face was difficult because of the fabric behind it? [the nubby stuff.] it looks just right.

Gina said...

Is that face winking? :-)

I like the trees especially. Will come back and look into that more later.

Anonymous said...

that is a very cool discharge. my friend has several punches and now i'm going to see if she'll let me borrow a couple to try this for myself. (this is Acey. still can't get on blogger i think i will have to try opening a new account there.)

deanna7trees said...

thanks, Acey. you can also just use regular stencils. i have lots of those and may try discharging with some of them.

helen said...

Love that cheeky face Deanna :~) The discharge is great, and that stitched spiral is so beautiful. Did you dye the cloth after stitching, or dye the silk threads before?

woman with wings said...

Deanna, this piece is just getting better and better. I love seeing it evolve -- the (t)wink(l)ing star is perfect! And the piece where you used what was on the table, I LOVE how it came together, like they were just hanging out there, waiting for you!

Martine said...

i believe that all stars have faces but you made it visible........
XXXm

cindy said...

i really like your scrap weaving, such different fabrics that somehow belong together & that star's face! it's surely laughing at some secret joke.

T said...

that star is wonderful, and your spiral...

xt

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