Friday, November 20, 2009

Covered Cording Results

Jamie used fabric strips, twisted and zigzagged, to form the stems on her kohlrabi. The cords are attached to the bulb and caught in the border seam and so give a dimensional texture to the quilt.

Susan has combined a past project into this one featuring ribbon cords. The smaller quilt in the foreground was made for her shibori project. She knew that it wasn't finished yet and this larger piece was just the right combination. Decorative ribbon is crotcheted and couched on the left side, alternated with the same ribbon strung with beads at regular intervals. The beaded ribbon has been also added to the diagonal strips in the smaller quilt. The gold circles are painted washers surrounded with beads, a design element that repeats the print in the background fabric.

Sue's small piece takes its inspiration from a tree in her backyard. The tree trunk is beaded cording to look like a birch tree. The leaves are a dyed pellon product that she has handstitched to the background. Detailing has been provided by machine stitching. A closeup of the beaded cording is shown below.

Sue Anne has transformed a curtain fabric into a most colorful background. The original circle fabric did not have blue circles. She used blue glue gel to edge a gray circle in order to paint it with blue dynaflow. A beaded cord rests on a silk hanky which was machine felted to a piece of hand-dyed wool. She has embellished the piece with emboidery floss, letters, painted leaves, and beads. A closeup of her beaded cording follows below.

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