Friday, 13 May 2011

Thinking Christmas in May???

Why I'm thinking of Christmas cards I don't know. Or am I just being uber organised as when November time approaches I'm still wrapped up in pumpkins of Autumn and am often too late to design a Christmas card.
Anyway I am a bugger for not planning. I cut all this piece free-hand, by eye, winging it in velvet and silks. Adding some little precious transfoils gleaned from somewhere and stashed. Covered in organza. Stitched heavily in between seeing patients today and making the house unusually presentable. It looks great in it's heavily stitched form...and then tomorrow I am to zap the organza with a heat gun to melt selected parts back. Am I set for a fall after a highly productive day?
Will the thread melt, will the foil take it????? Hah I have no idea. As I said, I am the world's worst planner and can't seem to muster energy for samples. City and Guilds qualifications would be the death of me. Samples? My goodness I rarely can do them. No I have to launch headlong into the real thing otherwise I am bored!
Anyway I have loved this dense thread sketching process. Check back here to see if it all goes up in flames with the heat tool!!


  1. Don't lose interest before you show the results. Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. ahh see maybe it's not a christmas card after all, but your subconcious telling you that you need a holiday in turkey or some such exotic place!

  3. It's always good to be prepared. :)

  4. Oh yes, yes - I love doing Xmas cards in summer as well - it makes you feel so relaxed and playful about it, doesn't it! (And well prepared! :-))

    I have no experience at all with this technique: do you mean that the organza will melt to the fabric when treated with the heat gun? I'm sure curious to see the results!

    Love this exotic skyline - and your colours, of course!

  5. gorgeous fabrics, design and stitching.. I especially love the domes and windows ~Fiona

  6. I am like you......don't want to waste time making samples.....almost all of my pieces ARE the samples LOL


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