I've finally done my piece for the Artists Muse Chapter 3. The Challenge was to create a symbolic or whimsical piece based on the title of your favourite book from childhood. I've always loved reading and I would borrow about 6 books each week from our local library when I was at school. I don't know if anyone knows of these books but I must have read every one written - The Chalet School series by Elinor Brent-Dyer, they where first printed in 1925. They are about a school based in the Swiss alps. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do but didn't know how to do it until I was watching Quilter's News Network the other night and one programme was about doing 'faux trapunto' and I knew what I wanted to do and this is what I came up with.
I made snowflakes from freezer paper, ironed it on to a piece of cotton then sprayed it with silk paint. I stitched around the snowflakes with a piece of wadding at the back then stitched more densely on the blue. It's puckered in a few places because the top layer of fabric was moving as I sewed but it's not bad for a first go.
"Vieux Berry" book... - This... ...is the mess that is my desk today. Loads of pages drying after being glued... ...and when they're dry there'll be more glueing going on again...
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