Sunday, November 4, 2007

Patti Culea's Tome/Postcards

Yesterday Cath, the owner of my favourite shop Textile Artistry, and I ran a Patti Culea Tome group. The Tome is a fabric book, and each page of the book shows a different technique. The next two photos show the front and back cover of the Tome which I made - in fact this is the second one I've made. I wanted to be sure I got it just right before the group got together. I met Patti about a year or so ago, at a doll workshop in Bendigo. She is so lovely, with a wonderful, bubbly personality. Seeing as though I was heading back to Melbourne, I was lucky enough to spend some more time with Patti driving her to the airport. You should check out the Tome series, especially if you're interested in learning the different techniques with all of those amazing textile materials that are out there now......
These are from the ladies in the group (lacking hair, face and embellishments). Most of the ladies managed to do the front and back cover to near completion - only the final touches left....... Can't wait to see them all finished!!
Today I made a couple of postcards. These are made with paper towel, foil and some FME. I'm really happy with how they turned out.


27 comments:

Carol said...

These are stunning Di, clever you, would you have the link to the tome series, i would love to have a nose.

Doreen G said...

Great books Dianne--and the postcards turned out well also.
I have that stamp--never thought of using it like that.

Carol said...

Wow! they are all fabulous Dianne. I love Patti's work.

Judy Scott said...

oh wow amazing work, you too have been ultra busy ~ the tome is a brilliant idea will explore more. The four of us are coming to Brisbane next december Im sooooo excited I hope Jim falls in love with the country and that we can find a way to move there!!!! Such a dreamer. Take care and thankyou for your lovely comments, love Judy xx

Gunnels blog said...

they are wonderful, Dianne! and so the postard, beautiful!

Dy said...

Love your ladies with their glam hair Dianne, particularly the one on the right with her arm casually slung around the others. Fabulous! :-)

Waltraud said...

Beautiful, etravagant ladies!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oooh this is absolutely wonderful and awesome stuff. Love it the colours the texture the everything!

Homeleightigger said...

Wow Di - love your Patti Culea Ladies - is that the pattern that was in the Quilting Arts Mag (or the CPS Mag - they run into each other for me!)? Looks like a very rewarding Class you gave - would love to see all the pieces finished. Great postcards too. Val

Jacquelines blog said...

This looks great Dianne!

Janet said...

I'm just drooling over those first two photos. It's times like this when I wish I knew more about fabrics and sewing. Your work is simply gorgeous.

Judi Wellnitz said...

Fabulous work! I bet you make a great teacher too!

Micki said...

They are fantastic, Dianne. Love the postcards.

Susan said...

Hi!
First...before I forget in my amazement over these incredible photos...thanks for your kind, happy, and ever-so-nice comments on my blog...
Now, these ladies are absolutely fabulous. Please share more about your fabric book making ideas. I'm in the midst...accidentally, of course...of making a fabric book. I'm also quite lost in the undertaking. Since you've indicated that you've made at least one other volume....you are now my new EXPERT! Please share more photos...so I'll know where I need to go! I have only covers...nothing as fun or interesting as yours but covers that need HELP! What are the PAGES suppose to look like? You have presented images that are heavy on inspiration and quality! I look forward to seeing more...lots more!
Susan

Kim said...

Love the 'Patti Culea' ladies! and the postcards.

Ati. Norway. said...

Oh, I love those books. They are so cute with the 'ladies'on the front page! What a nice idea to make a fabric book with different tecniques, wish I lived in a place where they give classes like that.
Like your postcards too :-))

Eva said...

The ladies are gorgeous! and the postcards are so beautiful!!

linda stokes said...

Gosh you're really powering along Dianne, so much beatiful work!

MargaretR said...

Dianne, your ladies are lovely and for some reason remind me of Klimt's work, I love his work too!

StegArt said...

Well these are all just wonderful! I've always admired this particular project of Patty's.

Ruth said...

Wow! These are wonderful - I just found your blog and you do amazing work!

Barbara B. said...

It'S wonderful! Fabulous work!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Lovely work!
:-)

Dot said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am drooling over this post! Love, love the fabric ladies. Such beautiful colors. I want to reach out and touch them..

And your postcards are wonderful. Love the first one!! Such beautiful textile work Diane!

Dot said...

I had to pop back in to see this post again! Was telling a friend of mine about your blog the other day and she will definitely be paying a visit.
These pages are INCREDIBLE!

Gata p├║rpura/Nathalia silva said...

Hi Dianne, this ladys are beautiful!!!

Lynn Douglass said...

Found your blog through someone else's blogroll, and am I ever glad I did! Wonderfully creative pieces! I especially love the tome. I met Patty at a quilt show last year, and I thought she was fabulous, too.