Any way these samples and notes have sparked the inspiration again (just what the course was meant to do) so I am preparing a larger piece of fabric - forget all the UFO's they can wait. I love Klimt colours and spirals especially. I know I can't replicate these sample pieces but for once I am able to 'see' an idea. I have just prepared this larger piece of fabric (details below) with the idea that eventually when I have finished it I will use the fabric for another corset/stays/bodice type garment. I started with a piece of very cheap white felt like stuff -
to give it a base colour I used up all the sheets of prepared transfer painted background sheets - colour is not really important at this background stage it just gets rid of the white. Next a layer of purple 'stuff' -
it feels and looks like a very fine lutrador but I acquired it well before lutrador took off as a textile product, so I am not really sure what it really is. It tones down the harsh transfer colours. On top of this layer I have added a layer of two tone twinkle organza type stuff - it is bright pink and gold
but when layered on my purple it looks more purple which is great and this has given a shine which at this stage I am looking for, but it is a nightmare to photograph - being two tone. So that is where I have got so far.
Now for those of you who know me well - sit down for this........ I am not going to dive straight into stitching this fabric as I would normally do - I AM GOING TO MAKE SOME SAMPLES FIRST !!!!!! Shock horror - Anna is going to do samples !!!!!!! I have prepared three roughly A4 size pieces in the same fashion and will experiment on these first. This photo shows the lovely colour combinations I am getting.