Happy Valentines Day
to my blogger friends
… even those I don't know yet ;)
This is an oldie that still comes out for a few days every February … just a felt heart glued to a backing fabric, stitched with star sequins and beads … so easy … so simple. I'll bet you all have a similar one !
The de-cluttering of my work space resulted in my finding along-forgotten, plastic tool case that was keeping these safe and sound … so old !
'Pink Geraniums' was the result of a workshop where paper was painted (fabric paint) and then ironed to fabric (forgotten the name of that technique), snippets of fabric (try clear in upper right) were then covering most of the painting … then all was captured under chiffon and hand-stitched and machine stitched on top of everything.
Below is my 1st official threadpainting from a workshop with Canadian Artist Martha Cole, from Saskatchewan, Ontario, Canada.
The one thing that I have never forgotten from her workshop … 'always throw in a colour that no one is expecting to see in your threadpainting … orange, fuscia, magenta, turquoise' ! It really works well.
|My youngest daughter Sarah - 4 or 5 yrs. at time of photo - 31 yrs. now. |
I finally relinquished it and gave it to her this year for her birthday last month.