Thursday, 23 December 2010

A lovely surprise.

When I opened my post this morning I found this beautiful little hanging from Wendy Kirk, whose blog is Wendy's Art and Craft. My photo hasn't captured the colours accurately - they are so rich and vibrant, and mostly deep reds and purples. The background is the darkest purple felt - I thought it was black at first. The hanging is made from layers of sheer fabrics machine stitched to form the pattern, then incised in places with a soldering iron and four little sections cut right out. I love it and can't think what I have done to deserve such a lovely gift. Thankyou very much Wendy. In case any of you are interested in this technique you will find Margaret Beal's book 'Fusing Fabric' very helpful.
This is a rather blurred close-up to show some detail and the sides are straight, not as they appear here! It was very dull and overcast this morning and putting an electric light on seems to make the colours even harder to reproduce.
Wendy makes beautiful cards, tags, little books and all sorts of lovely things using various craft techniques and I love her use of colour. Give yourselves a treat and visit her blog.

6 comments:

Doreen G said...

lucky you Heather it is beautiful.

maggi said...

What a lovely piece Heather.

Textile Art Showcase said...

What a lovely surprise. It is a lovely piece. An early Christmas present - how nice.

Carol Q said...

coo, gorgeous Heather. off to see visit Wendy's blog.

Miriam Weaver said...

How lovely!

WendyK said...

So pleased you like it Heather. I still need lots of practice though.