This month we set about producing some Endless Seascapes.
We started off with an A5 template (21cm x 15cm) and measured 6cm down from the top for the sky, then another 9.5cm down for the sea, the rest being shore. (Except for Rona who tried to be different and had the sea somewhere else altogether for a while!) We were free to use any techniques, colours and materials that we wanted and ended up with lots of different results.
**Don't forget that you can click on the photos to get a better view**
Margaret applied scrim, beads and wind farms to hers and added footprints as a tribute to Acker Bilk!
Mandy made the sea and sand out of chopped up silk and then machine stitched over the top. The clouds are white velvet.
Davina quilted hers, embellished with machine stitching and then made some stuffed pebbles
Isobel couched threads down and added lacy foam and ribbon for sand - she is going to paint the sky in later
Abi used cellophane and plastic as well as more conventional fabrics to produce her beach scene (love the reflection!)
Cath is working towards a tropical paradise by hand-stitching beach shades on her island scene
Helen painted the background with acrylics and then applied hand embroidered seagulls, waves and pebbles and some little fabric shells
Julie couched down her home-spun wool for a very textured sea and added wool pebbles and shell sections to the foreground.
Cath applied pieces of different coloured fabric and then machine embroidered them to give texture to the sea and sand
Rona eventually got the sea in the right place and added a lovely little felt boat on hand-stitched waves
Wyn trapped chopped up fabric under net and machine stitched over the top, and is going to add cords and hand-stitched barnacles (see yesterday's post).
Sue obviously started hers three weeks ago as she has sand, sea, waves, sky, clouds, lighthouses...
Janice embroidered by machine and hand on a silk background, and added frayed scrim waves
Irene used many different fabrics and machine stitches to give this patchwork effect
Jan applied strips of fabric and added sari-silk yarn to give more texture to the sea, also cutting back parts of the sky
This is what they look like when they are placed together - obviously at the moment they are not in any particular order or finished or edged, but it will give you the general idea...
Check back at a later date for the finished results...