Thursday, November 5, 2009

Baluba- african mask

A few months ago I started a project that I had  to abandon few days later because of the insufficient time that I have  in general.

The theme of a wallhanging is an  African mask and a few symbolic elements.
Four days ago I resumed it perhaps more inspired (some months ago I wanted to throw it) and that became :
Acum cateva luni in urma incepusem un proiect pe care l-am abandonat din cauza timpului insuficient pe care il am in general.

Subiectul in cauza era un wallhanging cu tema africana; o masca si cateva elemente simpbolice.
Acum 4 zile l-am reluat poate mai plina de inspiratie (acum cateva luni am vrut sa il arunc) si cam asta a devenit :

A collage in which I  used several techniques including  needle felting technique  (New technique for me absolutely fascinating!), couching and machine embroidery.
First the mask  and basic elements of collage was applied _I took me the most time because I wanted to use specific colors of African culture and had to think about their composition in collage and African symbolism, then embellish side - choice the seams, choise the felt symbols , the needle felting with that special tool that I bought it soon. I like very much the  needle felting! Pure colorful  wool can create incredible beautiful structures. :) But about needle felting soon.
Un colaj in care am folosit mai multe tehnici de lucru printre care needle felting-ul (tehnica noua pentru mine
dar absolut fascinanta!), couching-ul si broderia cu masina.
Intai a fost aplicata masca si elementele de baza ale colajului- mi-a luat cel mai mult timp pentru ca am vrut sa folosesc culorile specifice culturii africane si a trebuit sa gandesc compunerea lor in colaj cat si simbolistica africana, apoi partea de embellish - alegere de cusaturi, alegerea simbolurilor din fetru, needle feltingul cu acel instrument special pe care l-am achiziotionat curand . Tare mult imi place needle felting-ul! Din lana pura , colorata poti crea structuri nebanuit de frumoase. :) Dar despre needle felting in curand.

Finally everything was quilted watching basic elements, with free motion and echo quilting, trying  to not upload it with too many lines of quilting.

Four days in which  I worked mostly with Karina besides me - she  started to play by herself:)
I worked with a great pleasure because I combined several techniques, some new to me but they kept in "in socket" and  did not allowed me to get bored:)
So long and a good day all!

In final totul a fost quiltuit urmarind elementele de baza , cu free motion si echo quilting, fara sa -l incarc insa cu prea multe linii de quilting.
Patru zile in care am lucrat intens, cu Karina pe langa mine care a inceput sa stie sa se joace si singurica :)
L-am lucrat cu o placere deosebita datorita faptului ca am imbinat mai multe tehnici, unele noi pentru mine dar care m-au tinut "in priza" si nu mi-au dat voie sa ma plictisesc:)

Pe curand si o zi buna tuturor!