Sunday, March 18, 2012

a vintage look...and more samples

I've had this old plastic cameo for many years and just knew that one day I'd find a use for it.
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2" cameo stitched onto hand dyed cotton and silk

I'm thinking I will stitch this onto the front of brown t-shirt.

The cameo was inspired by a lesson on stitching shisha mirrors onto fabric in Karen's class.

shisha mirrows stitched onto cotton cloth

And some more samples from class:


butterfly stitched on paper and 2 layers of cheesecloth with paper cut away

3 layers of cheesecloth stitched on the machine and 3 areas hand stitched.

more fun with scrim scratching

17 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

i just love what you are doing in karen's class. is scrim the same as the cheese cloth? in the 60's one of my favorite dresses had shisha mirrors on it. these days probably would wear it as a top! the detail so up well too. thanks

Notjustnat said...

I love your work in the workshop. All the techniques are amazing! I love Shisha embroidery. I use coins from around the world as mirrors - Thanks also commented on Tom's photo site - Hugs Nat

handstories said...

you seem to be having such a good time, deanna! especially love the interacting circles in the 3 layers of cheesecloth & the piece w/frayed edges on your last post- it looks like it might come to life!

Carmel said...

I think the cameo will look great on the front of a T shirt. Love the samples from your class.

Jeannie said...

The cameo looks wonderful, as do your class samples. I love that you are having so much fun. Wishing you a wonderful week.

lynda Howells said...

Love what l am seeing here and you seem to be loving and learning alot from this class. just one question, if you are allowed to answer it..what is scrim scratching?..or is it a class secret? haxxlynda

MosaicMagpie said...

The cameo piece will look great on a t shirt or just about anything else you wanted to add it to. I like the circle stitching with added hand work.
Deb

Nancy said...

Ah, there's the cameo! It looks great. Can't wait to see the t-shirt. The butterfly is so sweet and love the 3 layers of cheesecloth. The added to circle (bottom left) reminds me of the hand-string games we played as kids (cats cradle). Also reminded me of Grace and her toad eggs!

jenclair said...

Beautiful work! I was wondering about scrim scratching, too.

woman with wings said...

Oh! I was holding my breath as I read this post. Exquisite, every photo! I love the cameo and your stitching, I don't know how you did that, but that's the point of the class, I guess now, isn't it? ;-) Gorgeous stitching and I love the effect of the 3 layers of cheesecloth. I have to go look some more......

Rachel said...

You seem to be having great fun with the experiments in Karen's course!

Els said...

Yes, admired all the lovely stuff that is made on Flickr !!!

Yvonne said...

I like how you've chosen the thread colours around the cameo to blend into the fabric. It will be a one of a kind t-shirt! And it's interesting to see the shaping of the cheesecloth into a butterfly and those stitched circles are so lace-like and ethereal. Thanks for sharing all this!

yvette said...

this is excellent result from class...your own handwriting after a class is strong

love

neki desu said...

vicariously enjoying your scrim stitching samples.

karen said...

I love that phrase...'scrim scratching'!

Velma said...

the cheesecloth pebbles make me happy

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