|Frida Kahlo via Tumblr.com|
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.