Monday, 9 August 2010

Share the Love


I hand dyed the fabric with Eco-line inks, cut a heart shape from a piece of deep red velvet with a flower pattern.  Used blue embroidery thread to creat the stitches and loops.  Put a piece of co-ordinating paper behind the heart shape.  Enclosed the whole piece between two pieces of black tulle and sewed it onto a piece of dark pink felt.  Added ribbons, fibres and organza to the edges and using a heat tool gently singed around the outsides.  I hand sewed the beads and sequins to the top layer of black tulle.  I computer generated the text 'share the love' and printed it onto a piece of acetate.  Using the flame from a candle, I burnt around the edges.  I placed a couple of pieces of fibre under the acetate and sewed them onto the base layer.  Having kept a couple of long threads I was able to add various beads.  I machine sewed the singed heart piece onto the background fabric. I bent a piece of wire into a hanger shape, covered it with pink fibres and hand sewed it onto the backing fabric.


This is a close up of the burnt acetate with the fibres sewn underneath and the string of beads.

11 comments:

Sid said...

Gorgeous colours and what a great piece of art, love it !!

Claireabelle said...

This is fantastic Sam
x

downrightcrafty said...

I see pink!!
however the pink goes so perfectly with the turquoise and claret. Love the way you have created the sentiment, always love the ideas you come up with
Kate xx

Neet said...

Absolutely stunning - love it.

JoZart said...

That's a really imaginative, creative, lovely piece. I love the jaunty angle of it too! Hope that love radiates today for you!
Jo x

Deborah said...

So many techniques! The loopy trim is fab. You've made a wonderful piece of art, Sam.

crafty creations said...

Fantastic piece Sam - love the way you've brought it all together in particular the singed acetate with the fibres and dangly beads x Hilda

Zoechaos said...

Not into hearts but love this one with the message at the bottom and those colours merging together fabulous. You've left me some fabulous comments today thank you xx Zoe

Chrissie said...

Oh Sam this is beautiful you've used all my favorite things, the colours,the heart, the sentiment it's just Fantastic
Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous colours & texture on this arty piece! x

Lesley said...

Just love these colours Sam! Just adore what you're doing with fabric these days.
Lx

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