Before I show you Klimt so far today - I would like to so agree with Carol of Taylor's textile trials when she says - quote "I am finding the less I do the less I want to do". I have been at home for nearly two weeks now (apart from the trip out to K&S) and I have done virtually nothing. When I was going out to work full time I could not wait to be home to work in the studio - ideas flowing, sewing machine on fire etc, but now well it takes me forever to get going and then its at snail pace - today for example I was up at 8am like usual but have only started some stitching now at just gone 2pm!!!! Oh for a full time job again!!
Now Klimt - the samples I did yesterday do look better in daylight today.... here is one. For the final sample piece (might as well use the A4 size prepared background for something). I pined some scraps of a rather bright sparkly fabric and a cheap gold polyester satin stuff (from an old pair of sari pants) under the two tone organza layer..... Stitched these pieces down with yellow free machining in a sort of grid arrangement... Then applied gold/orange two tone organza spirals to the surface also with yellow free machining but reasonably carefully (for once). Gentle zap of the heat gun (after thought - not really necessary at this stage).Next small purple spirals also free machined all over the surface and the final touch - the usual zap of the heat gun. From a distance this A4 piece looks rather good - to me anyway!! I like this as a background - I want to raise the surface now so need some ideas of how to do that - any suggestions??