Saturday, July 14, 2007

July update - virtually done

I decided this morning not to fully complete each page by sewing it to a backing fabric. Oh, I'll do each page as a beaded piece but I'm thinking I need to see the whole of the piece before I bind the pages.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with beading on the ultrasuede, but will I keep the idea of using different colors/patterns as the backside which will end up being the facing page to the next beaded piece. Or will I use a uniform backside that is a single pattern/color for all pages?

The update on the July piece is that it is 98% done. I think I"m keeping the band at the top because the added beads help balance it out so your eye isn't drawn right up to that band. The only thing I have left to do (besides putting it on a backing fabric) is to reinforce the gold front rim of the cup.

I'll do that today and then add the pictures.

And then start thinking about August page. Wheeeeeeeee.

3 comments:

sammy said...

I read on Judith that you were interested in doing the fingerweaving that Robin teaches... I just ordered the book on how to fingerweave from Robin and let me say it is awesome! Easy instructions, good photo's...

also love your July page!

vivage said...

*thumps herself on the head!* Sheesh, why didn't I think of going to her website and looking to see if the instructions were available in a book!

I think I'm going to have to go order it...thanks for the nudge!

Lois B said...

Dark threads or light threads change the color and feel of the beads you use. I never thought of that, other than using darks with darks, lights with lights. I learn so much from reading blogs! Your page is great. I like all the motion of the beads pouring out, and the way the brown ultrasuede enhances the cup and beads.