Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Beaded Sunrise

It's Good to Experiment

This is another of my experiments with new materials and techniques. The bonding agent was Bo-Nash Fuse It Powder. The overlay was a very fine pale yellow tulle netting. The background fabric pieces, gold threads and yarn embellishment were laid down first. 
The Bo-Nash was then sprinkled lightly over the composition. The tulle then was laid over all. Then the piece was covered with tissue paper and pressed with a hot iron. 

One of the benefits of the powdered Bo-Nash Fuse It was its ability to fuse very porous open materials. I plan to experiment with it and lace. 

Detail of Beaded Sunrise 10" X 10"

Sea Shell Symphony

I am enjoying the satisfaction of completing an eight month commission. Each sea shell was individually designed and hand beaded. Finding the "perfect" fabric for the sea shells, turtle, seahorse and coral was part of the fun. Back ground free motion quilting featured bull whip kelp motifs. Commercial cotton and hand dyed fabrics were used. 48"X 70".

The client was pleased with the coordination with their bedding.

Completed Commission