maandag 25 augustus 2014

Autumn forest

This is Autumn Forest.

I made this with leaves from the Deutsch-Afganische initiative.

They sell small embroidery pieces made by Afghan women for their charity.
I asked my facebook friends to join me and send me their textile leaves to use in my piece.
As you can see there are many different techniques to make fabric leaves.

Joke Hardenbol
Mattie van de Wekken
Heleen van den Hooven
Yvonne Smith
Kim Nijsten
Dorie van Dijk
Eke Krug

Here are some detail photos of how I used the leaves together with my own.

maandag 18 augustus 2014


This is my coat Midsummernightsdream.
I won 3rd prize Wearable Art at La Conner quilt Festival 2015 and
1st prize Clothing in the 2014 Hoffmann Challenge. Hurray!!

Besides the Challenge fabric I used some of the coordinating fabrics and a lot of black fabric.
I added butterflies and larger flowers. For those I used flowers from an earlier Challenge fabric and painted them over with fabric paints to match the colours of this year's fabric.
For the lining I chose Pink satin.

Here you can see the winners in the Clothing category.