Tassels made by hand are my favorite. But quite frankly I am not really a friend of tassels. All together on my black pinboard they look quite nicely and I am happy that this work is done.
The second and third tassel on the right hand are partly machine made. I made the beads with Fimo for the embellishments of the tassels. The material of the second tassl are remnants stripes of a silkquilt, which I
worked on with my embellisher to get long stripes, than they were plaited
The little tassels are torned stripes of dyed gauze. The others are a mix of metallic embroidery threads, cotton and silk yarns
Chapter seven simple buttons making
This chapter is an exploration of simple buttons which can be made from three dimensional cores . These constructions will also help to suggest ways in which I can construct shapes for the following exercises. The core for my example are cut from a cardboard and than wrapped with my dyed fabrics and the two reads
piece are covered with a crazy patched piece by the paper piecing methode. I embellished my button core shapes with beads.
The framework for the dorson buttons is a curtain ring first covered with blanket stitchs and next wrapped spokesmostly sixwraps.There are several waving patterns like crosswheel , which I prefer. I also made dorset basket ( the below button) The blue one is a singleton button.whis a fabric covered dorset button.
The basic of these buttons are a ball of wool which was stitched with embroidery yarns
These toggled buttons are rolled fabric shapes bonded with angelina
These toggled buttons are rolled coloured tyvek, wrapped with metallic threads and then zapped with a hot gun
Chapter 8 Beadswork
The background of my beadwork is black cotton with fused golden foil, partly extensively stitched with
rocaille beads and sequins in combination with sisha embroidery and free stitching with needlepoint . The space was machine quilted and the lines were emphasized with oil paint sticks.
I shall use this as the middlepoint of a bookcover