Monday, June 9, 2008

Embellisher Class














I'm taking the Embellisher class offered by Dale Rollerson of http://www.thethreadstudio.com/ The Yahoo group has so many pictures on it that I decided to show my Lesson l work here.



Here is a set of samplers. The first is different yarns attached in different designs. The second is fibers on felt. The last is fabric strips on felt. I tried silk, sheers, lame, a braid, and the top funny bit is narrow ribbon.




Here is a piece of mixed fibers with a bronze sheer over them. It was embellish front and back. Did the colors ever change, but I like the subtle effect.





Silk fibers on felt is next. Then felt shapes from the front(bottom) and the back. On the ones from under the felt, I tried just edge stitching and all over.



I thought the houses everyone was making were so cute that I had to try one. It is all done from leftover scraps.


Here is the challenge piece. We were to do strips of fabrics, but I did a crazy quilt type layout with cheesecloth and silk(never could follow directions), put twisted yarns on it, hand stitched the edges trying 2 different stitches, and applied felt flowers by embellishing the centers from the back and hand beading. And this is only lesson 1 of 6!!

In answering questions last time, I forgot the place I lived the longest-Montana. That's where I went to high school and college, taught school, married and had 2 children. I wonder what it says that I forgot I lived there. I love the outdoors and used to hike the wilderness areas, did rock and fossil hunting.

6 comments:

Genie said...

Hi Sandy, Aren't we all having fun on Dales Embellisher class?
some lovely work by you and everyone..

Carol said...

Fantastic samples Sandy

Sue B said...

Great samples Sandy, I love that house!

Gail P said...

Aren't we having a blast in Dale's class?! Great samplers and the challenge piece is fun. I must do some of those houses!

Doreen G said...

Wonderful samples Sandi--I am enjoying the class--my embellisher has not stopped.

Homeleightigger said...

Your pieces are super Sandy - you must be having great fun, they are gorgeous! Look forward to seeing more ..... Val