Wednesday 30 January 2008

Module 2 Colour - Sample 3 Shadow Applique

This module is based on the design source of a butterfly and the photo below shows my artwork which is done in watercolour pencils.

The next stage was to paint silk in the colours of our butterfly - as you can probably see I painted in a circular design to get the effect shown in the next photo. I also put salt on the painting to give the grainy effect.

The shape of the butterfly was bondawebbed onto a calico backing and then covered with organza. The shape was outlined and highlighted with hand backstitches in gold thread.
This was not one of my favourite samples but I can see how its use could enhance pieces such as wallhangings - not one for the bed quilts though!


Elizabeth Braun said...

Hi from up the road in Leeds!

I'm interested in C&G as well, but probably more the embroidery and stumpwork courses. Are you able to study it locally, or are you disatance learning?

Janet said...

Hello Elisabeth
I am studying at Craven College Skipton, one weekend per month. The embroidery C&G runs at the same time as the patchwork so why not join us? Its probably too late for this year but you could start in September. My tutor also
runs classes in Harrogate. Email me if you would like her tel no.