Fluffy and Lacy
Last week at Quilt Canada, I took a great workshop with Amanda McCavour. She's a Toronto based artist whose textile art is generally beautifully light and lacy. She really is an expert at working and teaching with Sulky Solvy products.
During the workshop, I worked on my first two panels. The first one was more fluffy and included layers of thread, embroidery floss, yarn, ribbon and wool roving with an organza backing. I attached all of this with some meandering FMQ.
|Top layer of the first panel|
|The meandering FMQ to hold it all together|
The second panel was much more difficult to make. It consisted of strands of yarn. I don't do minimalism very well. This panel really highlights the thread work. The top third of the panel was sewn densely, both horizontally and vertically. The middle part was very loosely sewn diagonally while the bottom part was only sewn horizontally.
|Variations of lacy threads|
I couldn't just place them all vertically, so I wove some strips together with bits of batiks. I used my regular sewing foot to sew these together, between the layers of Sulky products.
|Colourful strips held together by threads|
What I learned
- I really enjoyed making these panels. It was pure play, so I want to make sure that I don't overthink the rest of them.
- I just love the different techniques and weights of these panels. This is a truly versatile technique.
- I've been wanting to make transparent textile art for a while, so now that I've found this technique, I'm going to have to think about it.
I will be linking up to many fun link-ups. Why not check some of these out? Midweek Makers, Let's Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday, Moving It Forward, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, What I Made Monday, Off The Wall Friday, Friday Foto Fun, Finished or Not Friday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday,
Free Motion Mavericks
Thank you Gail for linking up her Daisy Chain quilt - it really is wonderful!
And I can't help it, I love, love toads and frogs and all things swampy! So if you haven't seen and read about Dione's great "Hop to be Square meets Tic Tac Toad" quilt, you have to check it out!