A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Embellishment examples from Belgie

First of all I want to thank Beth for her very good explanation
This are examples playing with lots of different materials.
The most of embellishment techniques I used over the years is my favorite stitsch " the chain stitch" ( I don't know this is the right translation)

One of my older work is the poster of the show " Varekai" of the cirque du soleil. All bij hand ( chane stitch)
also one quilt with the Muppets for my grandson. All the figures are applique with my favorite stitch

When I use beads, I usually make my own beads with paper, silk or tyvek.


  1. Ann, I love your examples, especially the wrapped beads! I have only tried making my own beads once, and was not totally satisfied. Guess it's time to try them again! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Ann. this is a beautiful idea, making your own beads...
    this can lead to a really unique composition. I especially like the long wine red pieces on the quilt.

  3. Thank you for sharing your samples. I love seeing your work--especially your hand-made beads.

  4. Love you work An. I have always like metal and used it a lot early on and I also love your beads. Do you think you can do a short post on the bead making process?

  5. Beautiful work Ann. Love it.
    For my last quilt I made beads from fabric as well and you can easily get addicted to it.

  6. Making those pretty beads would be a nice month theme too, I love how you use them in your quilt.


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