Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fabric painting

As I feel stronger I'm itching to get back to my sewing machines; however, I'm trying to keep my focus and finish the fabric painting that I started last week.

I want to finish this piece with sunflowers even if I don't use it right away. It's actually double in length than what is pictured; I've decided to concentrate on the half for now. I'd like it perhaps for a runner but I think I'd cut it up and mix it with commercial fabrics.

I still need to go back and add darker colors to the flower centres.

While I had the green paint out, I added some leaves to the zinnia piece.

There were several flowers that ran when I first started. Too much water. I painted leaves on those that were passable and figure I'll cut it up as well.

See those blobs lower left? I'll find a way to work around them. Probably cut them out.

Both pieces are inspired by my garden and will be a nice inspiration for a small project in winter. You'd be surprised what a bit of thread work will do for it. That's really the exciting part for me.

A lot of my painting supplies are stored downstairs away from my dining area and sewing room. After my surgery, I gathered some into a basket that I keep near my table. It has inspired me to do some sketching each day, often as I have breakfast , lunch or with my tea.

I'm still using the craft foam stamps. Notice the small mauve and green areas in the background.

My bedroom is still a work in progress. I want to make a chair cover for a small slipper chair using the fabric that I used for the patchwork cushion.

This week I found an inexpensive duvet cover with the pillow shams in exactly the color I've been looking for.

It's reversible with a print like the shams on the other side. It makes me so happy to climb under and wake up to.



Anonymous said...

I have a bit of a thing for sunflowers, so they are my favourite but the zinnias are a very close second. Your bedroom is so peaceful and serene.

Robbie said...

Your fabric painting is really nice!!! So lovely...cutting up? hmmmmmm I have a challenge (Painted flower) piece that I was going to cut and add strips to....having a hard time cutting into it! HA Maybe I'll wait to see what you do! Sounds like you are on the road to recovery and doing great!!!

Laurel's Stitches said...

I'm happy to read that you're being prolifically creative while healing! As usual, Holly, your painting and stamps are beautiful.

Jo Vandermey said...

Glad you are feeling better! Looking forward to seeing what you will be creating!

Mereknits said...

I am so glad you are healing and getting stronger every day Holly.
Hugs to you,