Friday, 4 November 2011

City and Guilds Leaf Project

I've been busy finishing off my second project for the City and Guilds with this one being on leaves. The leaves I made for the finished project were shown in a previous blog post.

Had to do some background work such as leaf printing.

Also made leaves in various ways such as organza, stitching and cutting out with a soldering iron and using plastic which was inspired by Kathleen Laurel Sage which I am particularly pleased with. The plastic was purchased from her at the Knitting and Stitching show where her lovely work was on display.

Also did some printing and then stitched onto it.

The final leaf piece which is for assessment and will also be for the Hardingham Textile Group's Christmas Challenge is called The Essence of Winter and shows ( I hope) frosted leaves on the snow.

The mount is made from padded silk dupion as I wanted something soft I could sew over. The background is first a layer of foiled organza topped with metallic organza which is a lovely fabric as once wetted it goes into lovely folds. Threads were then couched on followed by the leaves and finally some beads before being mounted in a box frame.

1 comment:

  1. Your leaves are just beautiful - they do look frosted and so delicate. I love the glittery stitching (you can tell I'm not a textile person!) round the edges and for the veins - yummy!