….are not my favourite jobs at all!
But I survived the topstitching without any wobbles. Thank goodness.
Another piece of work to be installed in Wallington House was inspired by an inscription in the conservatory / greenhouse.
Taking most of the wording…. and lovely pretty fabrics I’m being all girlie and loving it.
Pinned together to see how it looks.
The little bustle on the back is embroidered with black crows.
The grey fabric will form a long train that’s painted to match the bodice.
I’ve now got the lining and boning ready to cut and put together for the corset, and I need to put that skirt together and onto a waist band.
Next instalment soon!
Cut out or not cut out? That was the question.
I decided it would be easier to see what was what if I cut the pieces of the bodice out before painting them.
To keep the rather slippery fabric still I taped them to card, found the stencil I wanted and the Markals oil sticks.
Markals are oil paint in stick form and perfect for fabric decoration. It takes a little practise, a steady hand and nerves of steel.
It couldn’t go wrong, there is no spare fabric (don’t ask, not my fault, more mis-sold with marks that I wasn’t expecting and had to cut around).
I used two colours – silver and charcoal, blending the two colours as I went along.
Leave for 48 hours, iron well (cover with parchment paper and use a hot iron) and then they are fixed permanently.
I wanted something that I would love making, that would stand out and that I could utilise in future teaching and lecturing.
….To my sitting room.
Remember I said I bought a lovely piece from John GIllow at the World Textile Day in June?
Here are the photos to enjoy, I make no excuse for there being rather a lot of them!
Off out for lunch at Floors Castle Garden Centre.
Fabulous food and flowers. Perfect combination.
Bees on Eryngium Jos Eiking.