Monday, 3 August 2015

Making Faces

Frida Kahlo via

Here we thought we'd share some progress photo's with you from last month's Sewcial. The theme (or challenge) for the session was portraiture in fabric & stitch. 
Taking the fabulously distinctive face of Frida Kahlo as our starting point, we used an applique technique to piece key 'Frida' features together. Pattern & flowers often feature in photographs or paintings of Frida so part of the challenge was to include patterned fabric in the textile portrait - be it for skin tones & shading or in the background. 
Here's how the group got in the, all-too-brief, three hour session:


Deciding which patterned background is preferable
The next step will be to add features with embroidery

M&B's sample in progress

We're planning to offer this as a full day session later in the year. If this is a topic which you'd be interested in participating in, do let us know so that we can keep you informed about an upcoming date. 



Lois Parker said...

Looks like a great session

gentlework said...

What a fab looking workshop! xx

Murgatroyd said...

It was a really fun topic to tackle. Everyone got great results in the short time available.

susan hemann said...

what a terrific workshop! wish I could be there!

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