Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Since summer school I have done very little, partly as we had the wettest summer for a century here and it made havest long, difficult and unprofitable! We only finished cutting the last of the wheat in mid september - at least 3 weeks later that usual.
I am moving on to Chapter 12 of module 1 - Towards an embroidered item and using some of the shapes etc from summer school.
For the sample above I cut up a piece of covered vilene into shapes relating to my stacked boxes, cut out the same shaped holes in meltable felt and then stitched the whole lot with stacked box lines. Then I zapped it.

Strips of stitched boxes and cut out box shapes in layers colours.

I had thought of making an enoromous lampshade as I need on in the house but am not sure if it would be a fire hazard! I may just stick with a bag!


ferinn said...

I love the effect the zapping has had and the little glimpse of the colours between the stitched boxes is luscious ,just so Autumnal.Sorry you had such a bad time.The weather here was awful until the schools went back then we had some lovely sunny days.

JaneO said...

Why not make the lampshade for the fun of it? I am sure you can find a way to make it safe.

Fibrenell said...

The effect would look great on a large scale lampshade - I'm sure one of those low temperature bulbs would be OK.