So I thought maybe I would write about some of the other things I do which aren't always strictly textiles. Each year I do an annual commission as a Christmas gift from a private client. One year I made wool felt embroidered flowery cushions, another year I made a collage picture frame.
This is the fourth year that I have done this commission and this year I made a 2 metre long table runner and incorporated photo transfers of greetings cards (as requested by the client).
|detail to show photo transfers of cards|
I wanted to make the whole table runner in linen but at short notice, I could only get the type of photo transfer paper which works on white fabrics. I had to transfer the images onto white cotton then piece the images into the linen. I also didn't want to put the heat-set images too close to the centre of the table runner in case they could be damaged by hot dishes. I'd hate the images to get stuck on the bottom of plates. I did warn the client not to put really hot dishes on the images.
When the project was finished I had a lot of cut out images left over from the cards. I'm currently working on a 'complete beginners' sewing project for a shop in Wellington called Nancy's Stitch Studio. I have been making class samples for a class to make a simple triangular doorstop using some of the lovely new heavy weight linen fabrics that are available right now.
The date set for the class is August 14. 1.30-3.30pm Triangle Doorstop
After that I decided I would make a doorstop using the left-over photo collage paper and the already cut out card images.
|cut outs from greetings cards|
|placed on white sheet to be scanned and printed onto photo transfer paper|
|Images are cut from the background and collaged onto doorstop piece|
|The backing is peeled from the images , here are 2 sides of the doorstop|
If you have any suggestions for websites with interesting use of photo transfer images please leave a comment. Thanks, Clare