Monday, May 28, 2012

Surface embellishment workshop

Last weekend I was at an ATASDA workshop tutored by Carol Wilkes, a textile artist from Queensland and had an absolute ball!  She taught us wonderful surface embellishment techniques that stretched my free machining skills somewhat but wow, what inspiration.
There is so much detail and intricacy to Carol's work that first looks so striking then draws you in closer wondering just how on earth she managed to do that!

There was just not enough time to finish everything during the class of course but today I just had to get back to it and make more cords and make more motifs and and.....Addictive to put it mildly.

Anyway I put it all together today and made up a bag - a great reminder and now a piece of inspiration hanging in front of my workspace.

Surface embellished zipped pouch, with embroidered silk dupion back

detail showing 3D nature of motifs

spiral detail

Thank you Carol for your knowledge, expertise and a fun day!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Really beautiful!!