Monday, March 08, 2010

Lavender field


I did a sampler of different techniques. The mountains are Vikki Pignatelli's zigzag tube method, with a fold in the centre to give the two tones. The ploughed field is texture magic, which I hated - the stitch tension was all over the place and I don't like using plastic. The hedges are ruching, one in the centre, single layer, and one at the edge, doubled. The lavender field is chenille method. I don't think I will take this any further. Batting and quilting would only flatten out the textures.

9 comments:

Betty Warner said...

Julia - I love the use of the chenille for the lavender field. I think you are right, that quilting would not enhance the piece. The use of the other fabric manipulation techniques is equally as effective. Good job!
I am curious about the size.

Betty Warner

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Julia, lovely colors and composition, great job! Very dimensional with all the fabric manipulation...I especially like the mountains...can you explain the technique?
Cynthia

Janice Paine-Dawes said...

Hi Julia, I love your lavendar rows, it's a nice effect. It's funny how two similar pieces, yours and mine, can look so different with the techniques.

Jan said...

Such texture! Great job on all parts. So dimensional from front to back.

Kathy Angel Lee said...

Those mountains are great - how did you do them?

Julia in NZ said...

I thought I had posted an answer to questions yesterday, but it hasn't showed up yet. The size is about 7 by 11 inches. The mountains tube idea is to take two fabric strips, right side together and stitch in random zig zags both sides, being careful not to match, and also being careful not to make it too narrow. Cut out, trim the peaks, notch the valleys, and turn through and press. Then fold where you get the best effect. You only need to attach at the fold, so the mountains are faced, and can be 3D.
Quite simple.

Carole said...

This could easy be a poster.
Well done.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Oh my, yet another technique I have to try LOL This is really lovely.
Cherie

Linda Mac said...

Love the combination of textures in this piece. Thanks for explaining how to get those mountains. Very nice piece.