Tuesday, 22 September 2009

A First in Fabric


As well as messing with metal during Maureen's visit, she also cast a watchful eye over me whilst I transferred some images onto fabric. What is a relatively easy process was difficult for me because the ink in my HP printer is obviously not designed to allow you to take a printed image and transfer it onto cloth! I managed it eventually - but had to use some of the pics Maureen had printed off at home.
With that mission accomplished I was then taken to task about my lack of use of the new sewing machine that was a present about 5 years ago! After a couple of hours deciphering the instruction leaflet and a trial run,I promised Maureen faithfully that I would use it (and also use the beautiful sewing case she had made for me - complete with already threaded needles!!LOL).

I had been completely overwhelmed by the beautiful fabric collages Maureen had done and we spent rather a long time trawling through other people's blogs looking at their work too! I was instructed to just 'treat fabric like paper' when making collages, which was sound advice from my learned mentor!!

After Maureen went home I was determined to give a fabric collage a try..... unfortunately a large card order coupled with my bad neck giving me lots of aggravation in the last week meant it was a slow process.

BUT ............... here is the result! OK it's not perfect and I am not completely satisfied ...... but it's a start!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is really beautiful Viv! I love all your creations... simply gorgeous!

Jan said...

Oh WOW Viv! This is absoloutely fantastic! Your teacher will be so impressed LOL. Seriously,though, it is brilliant; you should be well pleased and I can't believe it is your first attempt. No stopping you now eh!
Can't remember when you go away... have a great time if I dont catch you before you go xx

Maureen said...

Really good first piece Viv - I knew you could do it - next piece on the way I hope!!! Mixing paper and fabric is fun.

sassy said...

hi sweetie and lovin this right up my street...hugs sassy

Pia said...

OMG what a great work, lovely details

Sherry said...

Well Viv, I can see why you're not completely satisfied with it ...... so send it to me!!!!!!!!! It's brilliant, you've done a wonderful job on it!

Hope you have a lovely holiday xx

vintage wil said...

This is absolutely Fantastic!!

Rein said...

Gorgeous piece, love the mix of paper and fabric!

Sian said...

Wow! This is quite some first attempt. I LOVE it!

liz said...

Wow, I would be really pleased with that it's beautiful.
THanks for visiting my blog. I'm just begining to feel a bit creative again now after a long gap.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a gorgeous piece of fabric art...totally beautiful!

WendyK said...

Fabulous Viv, a wonderful first attempt