I'm back after a few days of feeling under the weather! It's good to feel better again but I missed spending time in the studio and working in the evenings on my smaller projects. Last week I finished the work in progress I shared called Button up. I even managed to photograph it last week so this is an easy post for me today. Here it is!
|Button up, 2010. 12" x 16" buttons on linen.|
I used a technique from The Art of Manipulating Fabric called keyhole contoured tucks. Sounds complicated, no? Actually it looked that way but once I made it, I realized how easy it was. But, you have to make a mock up with paper first to understand how it comes together otherwise you can waste a lot of fabric.
I think I stole the circle template from my dad's desk years ago. Thanks, dad! If he ever came into my studio he'd be shocked at how much of his I've appropriated.
|Button up detail, 2010. 12" x 16" button on linen.|
I found these amazing little buttons on the etsy site I shared recently that sells the Blackwork book I featured. You can create the alphabet as you sew, hence the U - P. I couldn't resist.