Thursday, January 1, 2009

Embellishment class samples

grey green purse front
grey green purse insideThese 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.

dragonfly purse backThe 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. dragonfly purseThere 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.

2 comments:

Sandra Wight said...

Hi Kathy,

I love your work, it is very interesting and something that I have never done before. I am very much looking forward to learn your technique with greeting cards and trading cards.

See you on January 20th.

Thank you,
Sandra

Janice said...

Hi Kathy
Just checking to see what you've been up to. Wish I was closer - I'd love to learn a few things from you. The blue dragon fly purse is great!! - JJ