Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thread Sandwich



This is a piece I played with the other day. I layed snippets of thick wool between fusible web and chiffon, ironed it all to seal it. I then did lots of hand embroidery with different stitches and thread, then zapped it with the heat gun. In some places it needed toning down a bit so I added some treasure gold (of course!!!). I'm thinking of cutting it up to place on the front of some book covers.......not really sure yet.
I'm off to Bendigo for a few days to visit my Mum and Dad - catch you when I get back!!!!!

22 comments:

Susan said...

Hi!
This is fabulous. Have a great time with your family. I'll be anxious to see how you use this newest creation upon your return.
Susan

Doreen G said...

A lovely piece of work Dianne so many colours.

Judi Wellnitz said...

It makes me think of little cocoons! Pretty, pretty colors!

Linda Fleming said...

Now that is a yummy sandwich!Gorgeous colors and texture. I cringe thinking about you cutting up- it's too pretty to cut up!

Have a great time visiting your family.

Dot said...

This is gorgeous Dianne - so many layers and textures.

Have a great time with your mum and dad!

Jacquelines blog said...

It is gorgeous Dianne!!!!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Nice textures and colours, I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it :-)

Shashi Nayagam said...

How lovely!! Look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Micki said...

Wonderful texture and colors.

Fran├žoise said...

Mmm... beautiful!

Emmy said...

so very lovely have a great time
warm regards Emmy

Clevelandgurlie said...

This look so delicious I just want to run and jump into it. I've used this technique several times (you can see them on my blog) -- but never to this extreme. I love what you've created here -- and must try it again!

le clown navet said...

Sumptuous, as always! I love the hand embroidery on the sandwich - usually what you see is FME for this kind of "homemade" fabric. And the colours!

Judy Scott said...

oh wow what a fabulous piece, its beautiful, Jx

Ati. Norway. said...

This is very special, I am curious what you shall do with it....I keep an eye ;)

MargaretR said...

What wonderful texture Dianne!
I'm glad my work arrived safely and you liked them.
I hope you have a great time with your mum and dad.

Judy Rys said...

Beautiful piece.

Homeleightigger said...

What super textures and colours Dianne, and the hand stitching makes such a huge difference. Very inspiring! Val

Mary lin Huskamp said...

Lovely piece! Sometimes being playful brings out the best creations! Colors fantastic!

Elizabeth said...

Di!
This is a wonderful piece! I love it and I especially like all of the hand stitching that you did!! you do inspire me sooo!! I will have to give this sort of thing a whirl once we see the New Year!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Love your "Original" Dottee Doll- you lucky girl!!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

This is beautiful. The colors are wonderful.

Vivian said...

I'm going to try this ... I've been tempted to play with a heat gun ... you have convinced me! By the way, what is treasure gold?