Sunday, December 28, 2008

Last arch of the year! (Don't look Cathy if you want a suprise)

Well the arch swap is finally drawing to a close on Textile Challenges (My group - in the sidebar if you want to come and play). This is my ast arch and it is for a friend I have made through TC and this swap. Cathy has been through a hurricane this year so I am glad to send her this as she has had a rough ish year! She asked for red and yellow and Interesting view. Luckily on the back of a brida magazine I have been harvesting for a while was this amaing ic o a boat and a sunrise/set. I added a wash of red acrylic to it. The outer is appliqued fabric paper which is sheet music and peacock sequins.
I then added vermicelli cable stitch and more sheet music and flower sequins. It came out quite indian, which was a nice suprise, does your work do that, I didn't know I was going there!

Finaly I added a lovely cord sent to me by someone, sorry I forget now who, in my secret santa swap.
I am pleased with it, and I only have to get my head round the C+G coursework now and I am gold!


Purple Missus said...

You're right it does have an Indian flavour.
You'll get there with the C&G stuff, don't worry.
You're just like me, I take on too much and just don't know where to start sometimes. :)

Sandy said...

It's a great arch. WEll done.

Gail P said...

Love the colors and look of India.
Just dropped by to wish you a Happy New Year!

Cathy W said...

Can't believe I am just now seeing your post on my soon-to-arrive arch!
I love the description of how it grew to be & the techniques you used. Can hardly wait until it arrives in my mailbox here in Texas!

Thank you for hosting such a great group & organizing this fun swap. I remember how you encouraged me to join in last year & I am so glad that I made the plunge! I will indeed keep up with this year's fun & challenging assignments -- and hope to increase my ATC collection!

many hugs to you, my friend!