Friday, December 18, 2009


If you would like to know what these vessels, shown in my last blog are created from, you’ll find them in Lesson 4 on the d4Daisy website, the freebie lessons for anyone who has a copy of ‘Stitching the Textured Surface’. This lesson is not due out until Jan 14th but I will tell you that they are not rusted fabric.

Hope that keeps you guessing for a bit longer. :)

Also on my last blog I mentioned how I was going to take some better shots of the wasps nest. So off I trotted to the garage only to find that it had been manhandled – although this has been strenuously denied – and the outer casing is now in a dozen different pieces. Still, at least it saved me the trouble of slicing it open to see what was on the inside, which is this.

More about the wasps nest in a minute.

I’ve been sorting, mounting and labelling a whole pile of samples and finished pieces ready to take with me for the talk I am giving and came across these rusty pieces.
This one is just a background of rusted cotton fabric with rusted scrim on the top, which has been stitched down then slashed.

This one has also been stitched and slashed. It is rusted baby wipes, ten of them piled on top of each other before being stitched. This has really altered the colouring and the feel of the wipes. I’m sure it would be hard for anyone to tell exactly what the fabric is.
But it was this one that caught my eye. Again, it is rusted baby wipes, dozens of them put through the pleater/smocking machine using fine wire as the thread.
This is a close up without the distraction of the wavy edges and the wires.....
.....which put me in mind of a way of interpretating this, the wasps nest, into a textile piece.
Different colouring of course and possibly different fabric – definitely something to think about.

I’m off to see some ‘wine angels’ shortly. I’ll try to take some photos. I would have given my eye teeth to do this (when I was younger and slimmer and more athletic). Where’s ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ when you need him. *LOL*

12 comments:

Julie said...

Wow! High-rise wasp accommodation! Isn't nature amazing? Your vessels look very intriguing!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I shall look forward to 14th January, I enjoy making vessels. Happy Christmas!

Heather said...

The vessels are stunning - looking forward to finding out how to make them. Who would think that baby wipes could look so interesting and I can see you making a fantastic job of interpreting the wasp nest. They are fascinating aren't they?

Jackie said...

Fantastic. I've seen the outside of one but never inside.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas.
x

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Helen Suzanne said...

warmest wishes Linda,
and thank you for such an inspired year of blogging...
Here's to every creativity for 2010!

Emmy said...

hello
it is so nice to see your face
I hope you have a great 2010

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Quilt Online said...

in romana : LA MULTI ANI !!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Yes, I love your vessels too! The wasps nest has lots interesting texture!

sharon young said...

Lovely vessels, Lynda and your smocking samples look very interesting, lucky people coming to your talk.
Love the new profile pic:-)

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