Sunday, October 19, 2008

Big Art Adventure - Fabric Arches

I am fascinated .... but intimidated....by fabric. You would never guess that I started my university studies in family studies. I was overwhelmed by the complexity of the sewing that was expected in my courses. I was expected to make blazers and to alter patterns to fit my figure!! Needless to say, I only lasted a year. The sewing machine was relegated to a cupboard and didn't see the light of day until recently when I decided that sewing could be fun and freeing. It didn't have to be an "exact science". This is one of my experiments on the road back to "sewing" and is my entry for this week's Big Art Adventure.

16 comments:

Anneke said...

ohy what a gorgeous arch you have made.
there is so much to see and i love the image

Diana Evans said...

Hi Heather...this piece is lovely!!! and I used to love sewing but never ever was a pro at it....I want everything done right away....so big projects that lasted days killed me....lol

HAve a wonderful day!!!!

Hugs
Diana

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow what a gorgeous arch.
This is lovely and excellent work. Love them.

Saila said...

So beautiful arch! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I´m happy that you like my arch!

Jaqi said...

This is stunning, I think it looks lovely, what a lovely image, the butterflys just finish it off nicely. Jaqi

Rosie said...

Well done Heather - not just on taking part but conquering your sewing fear. This is what our challenges are all about, and you're absolutely right, nothing has to be perfect EVER! Thanks for joining in!

magpie said...

fantastic arch Heather so pleased you are doing the challenge..
I love your colour and the image used..
Sharon xx

Linda said...

Oh Heather, this is just wonderful. I am really glad you joined in with our challenge; your work is so inspiring.
Love Linda

joanne wardle said...

a very succesful experiment, it's beautiful

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

and what a lovely 'experiment' it is Heather. That is one of my all time favorite images! I finally had fun with the sewing machine when I stopped worrying about sewing a straight line, plus adding paper with fabric was very freeing. Your arch is beautiful!!!

Lynn said...

I am so happy you decided to dust of that machine, this is beautiful, and I hope to see more of your fabric pieces. I love fabrics, lace, trims and they looks so nice actually stitched on a piece of art :)

Chris said...

Heather your arches are always so stunningly beautiful and it is great that you dusted off your machine to make your fabric arch... I haven't done mine yet but I have loved looking at everone else's stunning work. I love it that we are all experimenting and having fun :)
hugs
Chris xx

Dreamer said...

This is beautiful! I fully understand what you mean about sewing. I won't sew a loose button onto clothes but I'm quite happy to sew them on to cards and artwork & the same goes for the sewing machine. I wish I hadn't skived off from needlework now!!

Janny said...

Gorgeous!

Chriss Rollins said...

I passed my sewing machine onto DGD about 4 yrs ago as I had stopped using it to make clothes... may have to borrow it back for a little while...
I am delighted you got yours back out of the dark and give it some day light as this piece is amazing...but then everything you create is amazing.
love the texture and stitching with a tiny bit of bling.
chriss. have a great weekend xx

anne said...

This arch is Gorgeous!!! I love it. Blue is my fav colour!!