Wednesday, August 14, 2013

'Spanish' Experiments

Change purse resist and clasp.

 
Laying out the design...

 
...and covering it with bright pink wool roving.

(Working inside-out, as usual.)

 
Positioning the clasp is not as easy as it looks...

...even for 'sew-on' ones like this.

(Mine came out slightly askew.)

 
A project sample made with Terriea's guidance...

...and some of her beautiful plant-dyed silk.

 
Pre-felt snippets and dyed cotton scrim formed the basis of my 'tutorial'...

...much like this earlier project.

 
Two sample pieces...

side-by-side.

 
While in Andalusia, Spain this summer...

...we had time to play in my friend's studio a bit.

Terriea, Sandy and I took turns sharing techniques and project ideas...

...and we learned (and laughed) a lot!

Plus, we had the lovely Alex (Sandy's beloved husband)...

...bringing us mid-morning tea and Kit-Kats! :)

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5 comments:

Terriea Kwong said...

Love the great time with you. You're very generous to show us lots of techniques. Will do the necklace again when it's getting cool.

Sandie Lynne Knapp said...

Absolutely perfect, askew or not. It's beautiful! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea-Traveling with you is such fun! It is a joy spending time with you.
Sandie-You are so sweet.

Rachel said...

Those purse clasps are a bit tricksy, but it looks lovely!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel- I think it's one of those things where you need to do a lot of them in a row! :)