Monday, 7 April 2014

Module 3 - Chapter 8 BEADS

I have started this lesson about 9 months ago when I was looking for some work I could do in front of the TV. During this time I collected beads in my colour scheme whenever I had the occasion. It's really amazing how many types of beads there are on the market. It was really fun to do this kind of work. I love the tactile quality of this type of embroidery.

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Pic 5 : A sequin spiral made of blue and copper coloured sequins

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Pic 7: On the left spirals made of copper wire were fixed to a blue fabric.

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Pic 13: No matter how hard I tried, I didn't succeed to turn this picture the right way

Pic 15: For this little piece I used self-made "pebbles" made of resin. I made moulds with real pebbles into which I poured the liquid resin. The pebbles were covered with a double layer of polyester organza which was then embroidered with cross stitches. Straight stitches kept the pebbles in place. The organza was burnt away with a heat gun, partly revealing them. Further French knots and beads were added.

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 Pic 17: Self-made polymer clay beads coloured in blue

 Pic 18: Melted pipe cleaners cut into pieces and sewn to the fabric