Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scraphappy Saturday - Small progress

I'm still only making very slow progress on my kindle pouch for the rainbow scrap challenge, but hey some is better than none right?One evening earlier this week saw me sorting through the blue scraps box, trying to decide exactly how I wanted to use them in my pouch design. Then all of a sudden it came to me.I recently signed up for this class given by the hugely talented Jude Hill. If you haven't visited her blog before grab yourself a cuppa sit back, read and enjoy here.

I have to confess that I haven't had any time as yet to really explore the wonderful ideas and techniques detailed in the class, but I figured this project would be perfect to start me off playing with a bit of cloth weaving.The great thing about using this idea is there is no precise, accurate, time-consuming cutting required. Torn strips and fraying edges are all a part of creating your surface cloth.The two sides of my pouch have been roughly woven together. I just need to get these stitched down with a few stabilising stitches, trimmed back and then I can start the real fun - adding images and stitch to create the story of my piece.

9 comments:

Amanda said...

What a fun idea; I must remember this to try something similar with next month's colours.

Anita said...

What a neat idea!

Kathy T. said...

Very pretty use of scraps! I've never seen this idea and your blues look lovely.

Kathy said...

That is really neat how you have woven your strips for the blue challenge! How unique!

scraphappy said...

What a fun way to use strips. I might try a place mat using that technique. I have exactly the same butterfly fabric from your first photo. Such a small fabric world.

Elke said...

A very nice idea. Thank you to share.

Cattinka said...

Thats a good idea to use up scraps, I never would have thought of that.
KATRIN W.

Lilian Pilar said...

Me ha encantado tu idea de cruzar las telas...

Elly D said...

This sounds like a fun idea! I look forward to seeing your progress :)