Friday, March 10, 2006

Do you want to fly---------- my beautiful balloons?
This pic is the foundation for the next page in Alice's Journey;

After X-stitch came Candlewicking where her needle soared to new dimensions.

I'm still debating whether a tiny figure of Alice is needed in the foreground.....
a bit like the "magic mushroom" she sampled in Adventures in Wonderland. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 05, 2006

A work in 3

Page three of my proposed Fabric Art Journal!
Ifyou said that I have absolutely no idea of how to produce a FAJ,you'd be correct!
It's not as easy as I thought it would be;particularly after seeing what fantastic fibre works the other members of the group are's a steep learning curve.

My theme is loosely based on "Alice through the Looking-glass".
Remember, I did say "loosely"......once Alice goes through the looking glass in MY version(sorry Mr Carroll) she lands in "Stitching land",and I'm attempting to chart her progress through new stitchery methods.

First up,she meets the X-stitch queen!
(Nothing at all like the patient lady who attempted to set me on the yellow brick x-stitch road)
and that is where I am now.........with an impatient CROSS queen!
The green lines are proposed stitch lines;
The tape measure? Just one of the tools in a stitcher's work basket.

The queen I first stitched in rayon thread,then I overpainted with Lumiere Halo violet-gold.
The crown will probably be gold thread and gold delica beads.
The Face mold I made is too big for the figure....I did mold before the sketching and stitching....bad move!

Go FASTER! she commanded! Posted by Picasa