It has been a long spell since my last post and I have a long list of pieces finished and photographed, probably too many for this post.
begin with a return to the Palazzo Contarini with the spiral stairway.
I used the image of one of the levels of the stairway which had been
changed with a filter in Photoshop. This was printed on Transfer
printer paper for dark colours. This was ironed onto fabric, stitched
and varnished and made into s book cover.
had a small piece of heated Tyvek which I painted with a matching pink
metallic paint and added some beads and made into a book tag.
small piece of the printed transfer paper I made a small bag tag. This
was hand stitched with a tight blanket stitch around the edge.
little bag was a further development of the mask theme. I made a
stamp of one of the masks I photographed in Venice. This was stamped
onto a sponged fabric. I then free machine quilted the masks and then
background quilted the background. I made four mask bag tags from felt
which were stiffened with blind stiffening liquid. I used large eyelets
to thread cord through to pull the bag closed.
I put the image of
the mask into Photoshop and applied a kaleidoscope filter which gave me a
lovely pattern. I decided to use this design to emboss onto gold metal
shim. I created four of them. These were then stitched onto the four
sides of an open box.
free machined the design on the five inside sides the box. I also
stitched tiny delica beads around the box edges and around the embossed
to the water bus station which serves St Mark's square, there is a
large metal frame sphere full of blue balls. I don't know if these are
glass or plastic but at night it is lit from the inside. I took
photographs of it while it was lit. I put this image into Photoshop and
applied a filter and created a beautiful fabric design which I printed
onto white cotton. It was quilted and made into a keepsake folder.
last piece for this post was created using the window fret design I
used in previous posts. This time I kept nearer to the actual colour of
the fretwork - bronze. The fretwork panel was constructed the same as
for the bronze vessel - pelmet vilene base, Bonda web, transfer foil and
bronze sheer fabric. This panel was then stitched to the flap of a
book made using quilted bronze satin.
went to the Harrogate K&S show last November and found some
wonderful bronze beads. The smaller ones were used to make the handle
for the bag and one of the large beads was used to make a bag tag.
am going to finish this post now as I feel I have used enough pieces
for the time being. I have many more but they will have to wait a while
although maybe not as long as the time between this post and the last
So until the next post