Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Suzi Quaife's online workshop " Peacefully Pondering Fabrics"
I signed up for Australian Textile Artist Suzi Quaife's workshop"Peacefully Pondering Fabrics" where I want to create heirloom Fabric and Lace Book pages adding photos and other items as seen here in my first page.
The photo shows my grandparents engagement photo in 1919
I used vintage lace which I inherited from my grandma who inherited it from her aunt which makes the laces 100 years old
Several corn husk doll characters
making a corn husk doll step 3 and 4
again this gets secured with heavy thread to create a waist
step 4 will create the skirt by taking several longer and wider corn husk strips they are layered in an upside down fashion , they are then secured by tightly wrapping the waist and pulling the shirt down as seen in the photo
Here are several corn husk dolls in progress
Making Corn husk dolls step 1 ansd 2
in warm water, I make lay 2 strips as seen above here and tie them together with heavy thread.
then I place a 1" Styrofoam ball over the wrapped ends and wrap the ball
The head gets wrapped with thread creating a neck and arms which are strips of corn husks wrapped around floral wire ,again using thread to tie the arms while the strips are still moist, get positioned between the two corn husk strips used in step 1 and are secured in position as seen in the photo
Here I am showing off a Souvenir Hat from Salzburg/Austria
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