Wednesday, 27 January 2010

WOYWW - actually on my kitchen unit today.

Being a messy worker, I always have to work in the kichen if I am working with paint, dyes etc. Today I want to do some more silk painting so I have set up on my kitchen work top.


As you can see - the silk is all pinned out on my frame and I have paints, brushes, palette etc all ready.

At the back, in good Blue Peter fashion, some silk painted cards that I made earlier this week.

I put wadding at the back of each little silk painting and used silver thread to embellish them.

It was a costly project as I broke 3 needles before I realised that my metallic thread was not the best and it just didn't like my machine. Once I changed to Gutterman thread it was fine.

So .... if at first you don't succeed...

This is what I have achieved so far today...


I keep my flower shapes simple because I like to free machine all the detail - assuming I don't break too many needles.

Hopefully I shall have time later to finish them and then I expect they will go in our blog shop.
I am going to whiz round a few blogs now and see what you have all been up to.
Have a good week!

13 comments:

Wipso said...

Just gorgeous as always sis. Oh to have time for play :-)
A x

Linda Elbourne said...

Such beauty and talent ... and your silk painting aint bad either *LOL*

alisonb2 said...

Beautiful!

Felted House said...

These are beautiful and will make a great addition to your shop xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lovely silk painting Twiglet :)
Anne xx

butlersabroad said...

Wonderful work Twiglet..... Twiglet and Wipso!! How did you get those names???

Brenda

Pam said...

These are georgous Hugs Pam

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh these are lovley..your freeform flowers are so, well I don't know, so free, I suppose. Love 'em.

MarmaladeRose said...

Very pretty indeed. I want to see the embroidery too.

BumbleVee said...

I have no clue who Peter Blue is... maybe I can Google him... or it.... er...sorry... but, they are pretty and I can hardly wait to see what happens next....

BumbleVee said...

aha! thanks for the heads up on BP.... when I googled that name..... about 1,198 pages popped up....so I probably saw it somewhere in the mass...but, couldn't decide which it was. Now I know.... don'tcha love blogging? Always learning some new little thing....

frayedattheedge said...

Hi, just popped over to visit you after seeing your comment about Blue Peter on Vee's blog! I had to use a photo 'that I took earlier' on tonight's post, as I forgot to take one of what I had done today. I often have trouble with metallic thread - even when using a proper metallic needle in the sewing machine. Your silk painting is lovely - I'll come back to see what you do next! Regards, Anne

JOJO said...

Constant dripping wears away the stone. 滴水穿石!加油! ....................................................