Sunday, 2 May 2010

Rainbow Wall Hanging

It has been a while since I have played with snips of fabric and Solvy.
It is a fun technique. Laying out the little snippets in whatever shape your heart desires, add threads or other little bits.
Then layer the Solvy on top. I also place stabilizer underneath.
Then you play, over stitch with whatever threads you like and when it looks pretty well stable,  lay it in a pan of water (or the sink), the Solvy will dissolve and voila! A piece ready to embellish and finish however you like.

To finish this one,  I added  glass seed beads in colours to match the rainbow, then gold sequins and a variety of gold seed beads to my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
I made the 10" x 10" quilted wall hanging for a Fund-raiser (Music and Art for Kids Education ). I hope someone likes it. 
The funds raised at the silent auction will be used for kids art class subsidies at the Guelph School of Art and Guelph Youth Music Centre.

Hope, Dream, Smile
P.S. I switched the photo at the top for one taken without a flash. In real life the piece is not quite so shimmery. The flash is reflecting on the nylon filament that I have used for the quilting. The shiny picture is below:

3 comments :

  1. What a terrific piece.......come on who can resist a rainbow? Especially one with a pot of gold?

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  2. I think this will be someone's pot of gold. I think I came across some Solvy while unpacking. I should play!

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