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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Guestblogger Joke Hardenbol part 3




The Dutch 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.

The fabric 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.

The 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 now  there is a brown velvet type of fabric behind it. It is attached to a paper mache cup and saucer wich is not yet finished.

This was my last blogpost as guest. I hope that you all enjoyed reading them and that it was inspiring.
Joke
 http://waterleliedesign.blogspot.nl/

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous idea. I love the colour combinations. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. You always surprise me with your creativity and interesting ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your work.

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  3. How neat to get a cookie with coffee! Love your wall hanging. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. I love the texture and layers and the clever ideas and materials that inspired this piece. Will it be posted on your blogspot when it is completely finished? I'm curious to know how you will finish the paper mache. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. This is a wonderful piece! I love that you have re-used the images from the cookie wrappers, and your tea-stained fabric is the perfect background to show them off! Thank you so much for your great posts!

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  6. Thank you. This has been the 'cookie' as I've shared 'coffee' with you! :)

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  7. Another great piece, thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Delightful progression to finished art. Thanks, Joke.

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  9. What a delightful piece! Thanks for sharing your progress.

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  10. I love the feeling inspired by the word gezellig! The piece is interesting as a stand alone but with the additional information it really calls up a gezellig feeling.

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  11. I would translate it "companionable". I speak Afrikaans, which is bastard Dutch.

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  12. I have very much enjoyed your posts, Joke. You are very inventive, and get such wonderful results!

    Also, I'm looking up alcohol inks...a new toy (tool)!

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  13. Thank jou all for the lovely comments! I'am still blushing at so many compliments.

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  14. Joke,

    This is spectacular! You made the coffee cup piece, too? Inspiring!!

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  15. This is so creative and wonderful!! I have a stash of used teabags that I have yet to put to good use.

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