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« on: August 13, 2013 09:30:17 PM »

To me, Craftster is about sharing projects, inspiring and encouraging others and receiving the same time.

It was based on the amazing projects that I found on the glass board that convinced me to take a local glass fusing class. Inspired by the pictorial rather than abstract dishes and tiles that I've seen here, in my final project of the class I combined glass fusing with my other passion, sewing. I used black frit on clear glass to roughly create the shape of an old sewing machine.

Prior to taking this glass fusing class, I had been pretty focused on sewing and never really ventured into other crafts. I now keep this dish displayed on the dresser in my bedroom to remind myself to continue to stretch and try new things while not giving up on my current projects.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013 07:28:38 AM »

That dish looks great! I really love the blue lines and dots in it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013 08:58:28 AM »

Love this dish, and that you are so inspired by Craftster to venture to other areas. Good luck in the challenge. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013 10:22:10 AM »

I love that you combined the two crafts!  Did you make your own stencil, or 'free from' the frit?  It's quite lovely.  I've been taking some quilting classes and have moved on from basic rail fence and fat quarter patterns to my current attempt at an Ohio Star pattern - but I'm even more excited to be attempting to produce the same block in glass!  Still deciding whether it should remain flat, as a wall/standing display piece, or should be slumped into a square mold or one of those funky 'origami' shapes.

I'm always excited to see others take up glass work - I try and share it with friends and family as often as I can.  Do you plan on taking further classes or utilizing studio time for more glass projects?  There are some amazing artists who combine glass and fiber work - stunning stuff!

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013 11:02:19 AM »

It took me a while to figure out how to get the machine. I tried free-handing one, and didn't like the way it turned out - guess I'm a bit of a perfectionist. I ended up printing a sewing machine silhouette image on white paper and sliding it under the clear glass that I was building on. So, I could see the basic lines but could easily change them without needing to completely draw on my own.

"Quilting" with glass sounds like a great idea. I can't believe I never thought of that while I was taking my class. I'll have to try that sometime in the future - I would like to take other classes in the future.

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013 03:37:46 PM »

I love this dish and the reasons your chose to make it and keep it in view.
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