Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stitching onto soluble fabric

I really like stitching onto soluble fabric and enjoy finding different ways to use this fabulous stuff.  I bought a ton of it (more or less) on Whidbey Island a few years ago at a shop that was going out of business.  I had stopped there for the very first time to have a look around and the sale was happening....needless to say, I stayed (and shopped) longer (and larger) than I had intended.  But I always feel a bit guilty when it might seem that the only time I go into a shop is when they're going out of business....maybe if I'd shopped there more, etc. etc.  (Never miss out on a chance to beat myself up!!!)

I am carrying on with my 'pear' theme and continuing to have fun.

This one is done with watercolours and I wanted a pastel look to go with the pale silk yarn I used for the pear.

This one is painted with Derwent Inktense pencils.  Nice rich colours with little effort!  This one had just one layer of gold thread to form the grid and I think the top version (with a white cotton grid first and then gold overtop of the first grid) was more successful, since it sort of held its shape better.

And then for the Liz Steel class for last week we were to draw an article of clothing,  I sort of went crazy here but enjoyed the challenge.  Not great, but done!!

I'm sure I'll be back!!


  1. These are all lovely - so delicate and gentle! What fun you are having with this course. I think I need something to set me alight. The grey dismal winter weather is not good for my state of mind!

    1. Thanks Margaret. I'm loving Liz' class....a perfect reason to keep sketching and painting. It's a well thought out and well written course...worth every penny and every moment I'm spending on it!

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    1. Thanks, Sharron. It certainly is keeping me busy!! And yes, it IS fun!