Friday, 17 October 2008


It was Linda's suggestion that we should issue a fabric challenge this week over on Big Art Adventure. I thought it would be fun seeing as I love to sew but haven't done much arty sewing (bags, clothes etc being more my line). What can I say - it wasn't! I threw my first attempt in the bin, but then came up with this.

I printed Mona and the word "art" onto Crafty Computer fabric which goes through my inkjet printer. Then I layered the pictures onto a gold background using a herringbone stitch which seems to give a flatter result. I added lace, buttons and charms and then fastened the whole thing to a felt background using another decorative stitch. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, but on the other hand I don't think it's put me off having another go!!

Off to spend the weekend with my daughter so won't be posting for a few days while we have some bonding time and watch silly DVDs in our PJs - we know how to have fun!!


magpie said...

Rosie this arch is beautiful..
I love to see what you both challenge each other to do...
Have a fab time with DD
I will have a play at this one
Sharon xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fantastic.
Unbelievable arch. Love them.

Jaqi said...

Its lovely Rosie, I didnt even know you could get fabric to go in the printer......Oooh dont show me where to get purse is shaking at the thoughts of yet another new product LOL. This is lovely though, well done Jaqi x

Heather Robinson said...

You know I very much look forward to seeing your pieces in fabric. I think you have great talent. This piece is very delicate and has lots of wonderful detail. This challenge is like therapy for those of us who fear fabric!!

Chris said...

Rosie your arch is stunning... I haven't quite got round to doing mine yet but with all the wonderful examples I've seen I've been so inspired. I love these different challenges.
Thanks for your comments on my blog hun... they mean a lot to me :D
Chris xx

Dot said...

I love your arch Rosie! Hope you had a great time with your daughter. Sounds like you were going to have fun :)

Gio said...

I love every work you've made! I added to my favorities blogs! Thanks for sharing!