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, April 8, 2015
Guestblogger Joke Hardenbol part 3
word ‘gezellig’ is difficult to translate. Most of the time it is translated as
‘cosy’, which is not completely correct . We find it ‘gezellig’ if everybody is
having a good time. We have a cup of coffee or tea ‘gezellig’ together. And
with the coffee we like to eat a cookie. When you order coffee at a
restaurant/coffeeshop you get a cookie with it. Most of the time a pre-wrapped
one. And those wrapping can be nice. I am always inspired by waste, my husband
and I open these wrappings carefully and take them home with us. That was the
inspiration for this wall hanging.
for the background is colored by placing used tea bags on it and let them drip.
This fabric is torn into small pieces which are stitched together with the aid
of water soluble fleece. Next step was to empty the tea bags and stitched these
on top of the squares with a strip of organza behind them. On
top of the tea bags I placed some gold colored gauze and some shiny thread
and stitched this together.
On top of that the pictures a cut out of the cookie wrappings are zigzagged.
There is one exception. In stead of a square there are two rectangles with a
Tyvek bead and some gold colored embellishment.
intension was to hang it like that, but when I had the fabric in front of a
brown piece of fabric the image was much stronger. So nowthere is a brown velvet type of fabric behind
it. It is attached to a paper mache cup and saucer wich is not yet finished.