Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A collection of embellishment ideas

Our September program idea was a great success, as several club members brought in embellishment ideas to share:
Jude brought her Perfect Pleater (seen below), which she is using to make a skirt for the robes of her Goddess doll, in progress (seen above).
Katie shared a highly textured scrap of fabric, shirred in lines sewn with steam-sensitive Chizimi Shrink-It Thread.
Julie W. brought some of her machine embroidery, stitched on layers of sheer fabrics and tulle.  This piece is part of an angel wing from her White-on-White challenge doll
Julie G. also layered fabric and machine embroidery, but used just a little more color.  Circles of satin and velvet are stitched to an organza base, and yarn is couched around them.  Julie first learned this technique from Pearl Red Moon at an MM&M class.
Martha continued the circular theme with her hand-sewn bead-embellished fabric on Isadora, a doll she made years ago, when we first realized her beading addiction :).
Andrea put together a resource picture page on soutache braid work, showing some of the stunning jewelry designs being made now.

There's one very special show-and-tell doll left, but she will get her own post.  Next meeting: our Mythological Being Challenge Dolls are due!

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