Friday, 26 April 2013

Reboot Where I left it off

Some of you might remember that I did some see-where-it-leads-exercises last year to reboot my creativity. You know, a mix it up, try something new, get out of a rut, get the mojo flowing kind of thing. The last time I blogged about the Reboot project was June 6, 2012 (you'll find it here, and the first post here), and in search for a project to embellish to keep my fingers busy, I thought I would pick up where I left it off. My initial plan of just adding layers and stitching until it’s overworked is still on.

Basically, this is a piece of a recycled black table cloth and a few 2 ½ squares of old fabric with layers of different kinds of fiber and stuff added. The last things I added was a frame of two rounds of black cotton yarn couched around the raw edges

and a touch of bling that I won at a guild meeting years and years ago which had been waiting for an idea on how to get used

so I decided to couch them too, making a frame inside the first. There was not much thread on each spool, so I just overlapped them slightly when I ran out of a colour.

This is what I like about it so far:
the overall colour scheme,

the mix of bright and softer colours,

the untidiness of the shapes,

the different tints and shades from the coloured tulle,

the 3D effect of the shapes,

the bling factor from threads and aluminium foil,

and the foggy-ness from the fiber.

I’m thinking some beading would look good. If you have any suggestions about what else I could do, I would love to hear them!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love the shapes of your thread work. It's all so very interesting!

  2. You are something! You're the one with all the ideas. I wouldn't have thought of all the processes you've used so far. I love it the way it is... I may love it more if there were beads, but that's not a given. I really just love everything you make.

  3. Look at those Kreinek metallic threads, yum....I like it just the way it is, but it's your art and you need to figure out when it's done. Bubbly random shapes on goodness. xox

  4. I think beading would be fun and I'm wondering about some metal bits like copper pieces or gold foils? Whether or not you add some thing(s) I think this is just wonderful.

  5. I love it! It's super eclectic and fun to look at!

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