Saturday, 8 August 2009

Summer Garden



Altered Jigsaw piece

I have called this "Summer Garden" as i,m into this fabric art now,I thought I would try altering a jigsaw piece with Fabric.

First to dye some cotton muslin trying to portray landscape colours with Brusho,making a template with felt from the jigsaw piece then sewing that to the muslin,cutting all round.so all I had to do was sew the beads on before attaching the piece to the jigsaw bit........ummm I might do another its a bit fiddley,enjoyable though,makes a change from stitching books lol

Materials used=
white cotton muslin
Felt
Brusho for colouring fabric
Beads and buttons
Eyelets
Gems
gold wire for hanging at top
Old jewellery for hanging at bottom.
and of course a large childs Jigsaw Piece !

11 comments:

My name is CINDY...... said...

I love it Pattie, you must be very patient and also good with your hands lol!!

Jan said...

This is lovely Pattie - very original and SO much work in it - what patience!

Cheryl said...

adore this you must have some patience but you have created a fab piece of work love cheryl xxxx

Sherry said...

It's gorgeous Pattie and a great idea!

Juls~ said...

Patty! Luv your blog's look - just read your twitter update!

{Hugs}

Juls~

Piddawinkle said...

loving your fabric work Pattie, Pidd

Agnes the Red said...

this is wonderful Pattie...the colouring you've achieved with the dyed background is perfect...wish my garden looked as summery, bright and pretty as this but it's all a bit washed out and wet at the moment. I love all the delicate stitch work...the flowers are so sweet it is a summer piece that makes you smile!

eclectic archivist said...

Love the colors...it does look like a beautiful flower garden!

Margaret S said...

great idea as I have just become a grannie for the first time I am starting to look thro all those 30 year old games in the loft... must have a go.

Maureen said...

beautiful Pattie, there's really no stopping you with fabric and stitching now is there??

paulaexuk said...

This is such a pretty piece of work Pattie, the use of colour and your beed work give the jisaw piece an impression and the feel of the garden. Love it.