Thursday, January 1, 2009
Embellishment class samples
These are photos of the two sample purses I have made for an embellishment class I will be teaching later this winter.
The greyish-green purse with the golden brown lining has been embellished with a burned organza flower and free-motion dimensional organza leaves. There is swirly stitching and hand beading as well. It looked so classy that I didn't want to add any more embellishment to it so I chose to make a second sample with some other techniques.
The second purse has a dragonfly theme (seen them around here before, have you?) with some of the dragonflies being stamped then cut apart and puzzle-pieced together in different combinations. The largest dragonfly has wings made of three shades of Angelina and a thread-painted body. There are also smaller dragonflies stitched into the design swirls. Other techniques include layering sheers (some with bits of glitter layered in there), top-stitching, couching decorative yarns, beading, and hand embroidery. This purse is more casual than the flowered one, and would go well with denim or weekend attire.
These little purses measure approximately 5-6" x 7-8" and are perfect for those times when you don't need to carry your whole life with you -- it will hold a small cell phone, keys, drivers' license, money, and lipstick. Or -- on a cruise they will carry your necessities without burdening you with a large bag.