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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