Over on the collaborART blog we are taking part in a Chinese Whispers circle journal-full details can be found in my previous posts here .
This month I was sent this parcel of goodies to try to incorporate some in the next make. The picture I was sent was of an autumnal quilt made of small rectangles so I used the inspiration of the colours and rectangles to create my next project.
I used the dyed fabric as the background and added a piece of fabric I dyed with tumeric (from the colour inspiration) and some left over blue dyed fabric that I was practising stencilling and stamping on.
Folded over the blue fabric just looked blue with a little faded black in parts-but turn it over and you can see my failed experiment!
I then stapled it all to a frame to keep it taut
adding stitching with the machine and some metallic thread for the sea. I also cut out some scraps for a beach hut (using the cardboard shapes as a template). I painted up one of the brads I was sent and use it on the roof of the beach hut.
I added a couple more beach huts and some of the felt I was sent as a door.
I then added lots of layers for the sea. Everything from wool, string, silk throwers waste and net which I couched down with free machine embroidery.
So that's my 3rd make-half way through. I have not received this month envelope yet so not sure what to make, but I am sure it will once again test my imagination-which is the purpose of me doing this, to get out of my crafting comfort zone!