I've fallen in love with this style of pleating and ruffles but I have no idea how to do such a pleat and was hoping someone here might have done them before and could guide me. This is from a wonderful Etsy maker, I've also fallen for the Ewa I Walla/Ivey Abitz/Magnolia Pearl styles. Your help would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. x http://www.etsy.com/listing/64988793/short-ruffle-slip-dress
Hello all you gorgeous people, I'm still making pillows here and now the weather is cooling down I'm hoping for long nights tucked up in my chair making even more. I got bored and my hands got a bit sore continuosly quilting them, so I discovered Urban Threads and oh boy isn't that fun , I've got jackalopes, skulls and scissors, aliens, flying pigs, all sorts of wonderous things now encompassing the pillows as well,it really is addictive!
I LOVE THIS PLACE SO MUCH It's taken me nigh on a week to read thru this whole thread, I've been coming here on and off for awhile but this is my first post, just wanted to say how fantastic everyones work is and that I've been silently making pillows for awhile too, haven't exactly decided what to make yet, but I used some of my favorite old clothes that I had stashed and then attempted to find some of the funky prints I've been seeing on here, but being in Australia I don't seem to have access to as fantastic and fun fabrics as Teesha does, so I'll make do with what I have. I hope this thread keeps going, I noticed it's been quiet since Xmas with no more posts, maybe everyones just hibernating for your winter.
This is a wonderful place to buy art and craft supplies,it's full of resources, I'm worse than a kid in a lolly shop when I go there, it's in Box Hill, Melbourne. They supply to schools and direct to the public, I did most of my christmas shopping there for 2008. They have polymer clays, dyes, paper, drawing and painting implements, books,etc the list is huge. Their Catalogue is something I drool over. I hope someone finds this place usefull, enjoy, I do. :-)
JaneDoe are you near Melborne? Maybe some of you know her or can go see her work in person. Oh that would be lovely!
I've been to that gallery, it has had some fantastic artist showing their work there. Will be keeing my eyes open for any future exhibitions in Melbourne, it seems like feters are few and far between down here.
Thank you so much for answering ladies , I tried a test piece on a couple of polyester type fabrics and blah didn't work, but it was fun just having a go at it, I test felted on a very small piece of fabric, the felt itself enclosed on it at the ends and when I cut it open, I ended up with what looked like a silk cocoon. That was interesting, I might have to see what it does on a larger piece of fabric, maybe it will turn out the same way and I could turn it into a purse or something I've been looking everywhere local to me for some reasonably priced silk, not come up with anything as yet but I have a few more stores to go to, I really am dieing to try out the Nuno/laminate felting. Thank you so much again
Hello ladies, it's so good to have found you all, I have a question or two on Nuno felting, from what I understand you can wet felt onto silk but has anyone tried any other types of fabrics, sheer or otherwise. I've been scouring my local shops for some flowing fabrics and the only silks they had weren't in the colours I wanted, I wanted cream or white to start off as a trillion ideas have flowed into my head, the only fabrics in those colours weren't natural fabrics they were polyester or something (with quite a closed weave) and I didn't want to spend the money and create a masterpeice only to have it fail. Has anyone wet felted onto other fabrics and if so what were they and how well did they turn out! I'm so excited
Hiya, I watched this late last night, what a fantastic video! I was wondering if felting with your feet was ok to do do and if it indeed worked ( tired arms led to felting a bit with the feet) and here I see it does! Thank you! ;-)