Sunday, 23 December 2012

Fabric collage workshop

I recently attended a Richard Box fabric collage workshop with the Guild 
I didn't get any photos on the day, I was enjoying the process to much stop and get out my camera :)
The purpose of the workshop was to try the techniques that Richard uses to make his own beautiful collage pictures. Some of the group had taken a workshop with Richard before and they worked on the 'Primrose' but most of us worked on the 'Poppies' kit 
supplied and put together with instructions, and after a very clear demonstration from Richard we were soon all working on our own little creations.
Beginning with fabric snipping and glueing then free machine stitching. I did my hand stitching at home in the the evening ready to take back the next day for the final machine embroidery on top.
I was delighted with my little 'Poppies'

The rest of day 2 we worked on our own piece,
 most of them were larger, chosen from a photo, magazine cut out or painting.
 I chose this one 

 originally a greeting card which I kept as I liked the colours and composition 
I didn't get a lot of it done on the day as you can see and I had to put it aside thinking its going to take a bit longer to do and with all the preparations for Christmas taking over this past week. However with the technique still clear in my head and that need to work on it I decided to do another little one for a gift for my Mother, she has decided to add a touch of pink to her accessories in her living room and I found the perfect picture for her

this was taken by Kevin in Crete in 2005
and this is the piece I did
 sorry this is a bit blurry but you get the idea
 I added some seed beads to the centre
now framed and wrapped up
I hope she likes it!
Merry Christmas everyone wherever you are in the world,
& however you celebrate it x


jan said...

I love the pieces you've done, really effective. I especially like the framed flower really pretty. Merry Christmas Janice

TwinkleToes2day said...

Oh Yvonne these are simply gorgeous!!! I can guarantee that your mum is going to be absolutely delighted with the framed picture! Stunning!
Have a wonderfully happy festive time with your lovely family and I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. With love n festive hugs from Mo xx*hugs*xx

Linda said...

Such gorgeous work Yvonne. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Sue

Twiglet said...

Wow Yvonne - just my sort of workshop - I love your creations. Happy Christmas!! x Jo

Texture Trail said...

Hi Yvonne, I popped by to visit your blog from Tag Tuesday. I absolutely love your poppy and pink flower pieces! Richard Box is a great inspiration isn't he? You have made 2 lovely flower pieces.
Hope you had a good Christmas, and a Happy New Year to you!


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