"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Wednesday 21 January 2009

Cushion Cover

I made a cushion cover as a finished piece for this project. I chose the circle, triangle and rectangle with some of the patterns inside the shapes

I used black fabric with a layer of sheer over the top. Several layers of fabrics were placed under the sheer fabric and then I cut back the shapes (reverse applique). I added threads couched down around the edges of the shapes, hand stitching and beads

Inside the rectangle I used copper curls which I couched down by hand on top of some upholstery fabric

On the back I used these "African" triangle buttons to fasten the cushion


Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Dear Carolyn, this is really good stuff - very creative and very inspiring textile experiments indeed! I've just found your blog and am now reading it through, post by post ...

My own experimenting is now mostly done with the embellisher (a wonderful tool!), but of course I'm always open for other textile techniques as well!

Thank you for sharing!


Hi Anneli, it is very nice to hear from you

I am pleased to hear that you like the samples. The samples posted so far are fairly basic, but I am trying to show a progression at the moment. I have many more to post which I will do so over the next few months. I also have en embellisher which I enjoy using very much and I will be posting embellished work later

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I hope you come back again when you have a moment!

Best wishes, Carolyn