Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Feeling Stitchy

Here are a couple of pictures from my current Alabama Chanin skirt.  Taos is the perfect place for such a project as life is quite slow and relaxed here.

I used Chanin's organic knit in sand with white fabric paint.  The beads are a combination of clear, silver and silver lined glass beads.  I did not use a second color for the background fabric mainly because I could not decide what to use.  So glad that I forged ahead anyway as I love how it is turning out.

I altered the stencil from the Studio Style book by cutting out the centers with an exacto blade to leave just the circles.  I am mixing embroidery and beading around each circle.  I am also layering circles on top of the paint on some instead of cutting out the center.  This adds a little extra dimension.

With any luck I will finish all the beading this week.  Only 1.75 panels to go. 

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Such lovely colours and beading. Looking forward to seeing the finished garment.
    Val from Perpignan