Friday, 15 August 2008

Dale Rollerson's Workshop - Lesson 1

Tuesday the 12th arrived at last (actually Dale sent the first Lesson out Monday evening UK time) and I was finally able to get stuck in. I did a sample using lumpy wool, then fibres on felt and embellishing front and back then I embellished torn strips of silk onto red felt (see below) I then covered it in emerald green chiffon and embellished again .... The piece below is red felt embellished with pieces of torn silk and dyed scrim pulled into strange shapes as I embellished it. The piece below is similar to above but has red chiffon embellished over it and half of it has been zapped with the heat gun.....

This is a piece of red dyed scrim with lots of different colour wool tops pulled out very thinly and laid on the scrim in layers (first layer going one way second layer going t'other, so to speak - four layers I think) I then embellished it from the front and then the back. This piece is wool tops laid on an undyed piece of scrim and embellished front and back, then overlaid with a lemon coloured chiffon and embellished again, then zapped with a heat gun. I did get a bit carried away - hence the nice pale brown colour in places - just as well you can't smell it!
Below is my completed Challenge piece ...........
The samples I used for this was the background of torn strips of silk, having zapped it first with a heatgun. This released a lot more of the colours through the green chiffon. For the flowers I used the sample of silk and scrim scraps (no chiffon) and of course Dale's pattern. Once cut out, I embellished each flower from the back to give it a red centre, and then decorated each centre with 'metallic' bits from recycled necklaces. I was surprised how the red felt background gives the flowers that red edge - and are very dimentional.
I have really enjoyed the week and look forward to Lesson 2 - thanks Dale.

11 comments:

Carol said...

Wow Val, you made a great start look forward to seeing the rest

Sandy said...

You certainly have done a lot. Perhaps you need to get the embellisher too. The green is my favorite and the challenge piece.

quiltchick said...

You have been a busy girl Val. Lovely finished piece.

Doreen G said...

Fantastic Val--I love the challenge piece and the one that is third from the bottom with the pieces of scrim poking through.

Aussie Jo said...

Great colour combinations, they're so vibrant. Looks like lots of fun.

dot said...

Go Girl...What a lot you've achieved and they're looking great.

sharon young said...

Great set of samples, Val, you've really got the bit between your teeth. I love the challenge piece, especially the red edges to the flowers.

Papoosue said...

Hi Val. It's been ages since I've visited your lovely blog and what a lot I've missed! Your pieces are just lovely :-)

Micki said...

Great start to the class. Your samples look really good. Love your challenge piece.

Genie said...

Looks like you are Having FUN!!
keep up the good work.

Maureen said...

That challenge piece if beautiful, love the colours!!