Friday, August 28, 2015

More Pouches and Pockets.....

We are at the tail end of Karen Ruane's class Embroidered Pockets but I can see I'll continue to make pockets and pouches until the cows come home. I started out with some broderie anglaise and doodled a sashiko design with micron pen and then did some stitching with hand dyed thread. I added some bumpy bits and just folded it up and laid it to the side. The next time I looked at it, some of the dye from the thread had bled onto the white cloth. I had nothing to lose so soaked it into some oxi-clean and most of the dye came out so the piece was once again usable.....but I really didn't like it.

click on the images for close-ups....

hand dyed thread bleeding into white cloth

washed in oxi-clean
 so.....I cut it up into pieces and started some patchwork with the fabric used for the bumpy bits.

cut up and did some patchwork

lots of embellishing

I created 4 panels and edged each with lavender piping.

only used 3 of the panels and made a circular base

I wanted the top opening to be rigid and circular.

stitched in a steel ring covered with binding. it measures 6" across the base, 25" around  the middle with the poufed out sides and it stands 9" tall. it's lined with white cotton cloth.

I now had one panel left over so another pocket was in order.

more embellishing and doodling....

for the back, I stitched all the little scraps left over together, made some patched bumpy bits, added some more doodling and it turned out looking like the face of a robot....to me, anyway.

and here is the completed front with a green cotton lining.

and the back with that funny looking patchwork piece stitched onto some white embroidered cotton.

I've also been playing with my Inktense Pencils and a hand quilted muslin piece that was done years ago just for practice. It's 2 layers of muslin with cotton batting in between.

I colored with the Inktense Pencils and applied textile medium over it to make it permanent. You can use water but the textile medium prevents the colors from bleeding to other areas of the cloth.

Once it dried, I added some stitch. More on this one next time.

Have a great weekend and do something creative for yourself.

18 comments:

liniecat said...

Inspired cutting up that!
Such a lovely bag out of what was almost a lost cause - brilliant!

Nancy said...

The little mishap turned masterpiece! So much beauty here Deanna!

margaret said...

such creativity the bag has certainly turned something you did not like into a great creation. The Inktense pencils have worked well, not used them myelf

Jane Galley said...

Love that pouch Deanna, such a lovely shape. Not all disasters have to end up on the scrap heap, it's beautiful

Rachel said...

It's always good to see how people cope with setbacks - this is a triumph!

Does the textile medium change the way the fabric handles?

karen said...

investigate, sample, push limits.....you are an inspiration the way you try out any and every idea...

Anneliese said...

A great idea to sew those remnants together and to create another pouch. I love the "robot" face, I can see it clearly. Those inktense pencils are new to me, although I often read their name when people mentioned them. I bought once fabric paint sticks in USA which can be fixed by a hot iron. I never see those products in our shops.

Els said...

The combination of the dark green and the white works very well Deanna !
(and the soft minty green lining)

I thought you had used inktense pencils when I saw the bleeding, but not !
Must try the inktense and the textile medium (uhhhhm, I have it somewhere ....)

Louise Oakes said...

I'm always interested in seeing your dyeing sampling. Are the inktense pencils different from watercolour pencils? I have some watercolour pencils but not got round to using them yet. Does the textile medium make it permanent? There's so much I don't know about dyeing!

susan hemann said...

w and harvest time!onderful pouch, love the different pieces sewn together

i have never heard of those pencils, will have to try them out!

so out of touch with Austin lately, hope the weather is good

it has been in the 70's here and the leaves are starting to change, one for week for the dye pot

Anita said...

wow! a set back didn't stop you ..You've pushed yourself to overcome that and create a gorgeous pouch. When you use a textile medium do you heat set it or just leave it to dry and set in room temperature?

Liz Ackert said...

So glad I saw your advice about fabric medium before I placed my order for Inktense pencils ... many thanks!

neki desu said...

gorgeous!
i too love inktense pencils. they can add nice touches to fabric. are you familiar with sennelier oil pastels?can't live w/out them!

http://www.sennelier-colors.com/en/Oil-pastels_4.html

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Gotta love those fat little bumpy bits! They're so colourful and cry out to be touched. They also remind me a little bit of stained glass.

deemallon said...

proof about necessity mothering invention -- nice!

underatopazsky said...

I love the way the cut up piece have become so different in their new incarnations and the inktense on muslin just makes me want to go out and play!!

Doris said...

You did a great job, Deanna! And you give me a lot of inspiration,especially how to use my inktense. Thanks!

FlashinScissors said...

Nice bag, Deanna. I love everything about this bag. I've never used fabric medium and don't know anything about it so I was interested to read how you used it. Lots of wonderful stitching and very pretty piping too. Delightful! Such inspiration! Barbara xx

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