Wednesday 7 August 2013

Artsycraft Wall Hanging

I have been meaning to post this wall hanging on my blog for ages and having just seen Sue Carringtons wall hanging on the PaperArtsy blog  gave me the impetus to finally show it.

The Artsycraft weekend which Sue referred to was held in Warrington and I too was lucky enough to be on it for all three days, sadly it was the  very last one they did and in my opinion it was the best - the projects were amazing!

As Sue says one of the projects was a sewn book but I decided not to do it that way but make mine into a wall hanging - and here it is:

The most difficult thing for me was not to stitch in straight lines!! Here are close ups of each of the squares , not all of them were created in the workshop as I did more later because I wanted a big wall hanging to hang on the landing wall.

Paperartsy die cut dragonfly using waxy craft paper
Fabric stamping and coloured

Paperartsy die cut bird in acetate, stamped and coloured
Image stamped onto canvas. To the side are Belgian lace making spools.

This stamp is from Lynne Perella collection 008, stamped on fabric and coloured with inks

A Paperartsy die cut heart, appliqued in place with cotton wool inside to puff it out.
The stamp is from Paperartsy Hot Pick 118 

This stamp is from a sheet of stamps featuring musical instruments which
I have had in my stash for years. Again stamped on fabric and coloured with inks

The stamp used here is from a sheet of stamps called
Across the Miles, another one I've had for years but don't know the company.

This was a transfer technique we did using the At home plate 1,
 it was covered in netting and then using a soldering iron melted some of  it away to outline the stamp.

As you can see I have used a lot of embellishments  and lots of fabric flowers but this type of project is ideal for running riot with them. Some gold braid across the top and a couple of gold tassels and across the bottom some beaded ribbon oversewn with lace.

Thank you for visiting 

I think I shall enter this into the Paperartsy challenge #3 -  it would be rude not to don't you think?


  1. Wow absolutely stunning. I was lucky and I was there for the whole weekend, my first and obviously my last such a shame. I haven't finished mine yet, I keep saying I will but don't, I am definitely going to finish it soon, won't be for this challenge though lol as I haven't completed one page yet. I love the way you have made a hanging and included extras around it, gorgeous :-) Kezzy xxx

  2. Wow Joanie your wall hanging is amazing ! Sue C x

  3. this is just amazing - so much work ! you must be very proud of it...xx

  4. What a beautiful and intricate piece of work! It's really amazing. It must have been a fabulous workshop; what a shame it's the last. Julie Ann xx

  5. This is such a beautiful piece of fabric art Joanie!
    Alison x

  6. I love it! I made mine into a book, but the hanging is better to show.

  7. I really loved the hanging idea, and Joan, your pages look fantastic!! Brings back memories of Lin and I developing all the diff ideas into the class. Was great fun. I think I actually enjoy fabric crafting version of paper crafting way more! so tactile!

    Leandra xx