Thursday, 16 October 2008

Fabric Arches

I thought we'd have yet another change of material this week and work with fabric. I challenged Rosie to make a fabric arch.......and I hope you will join in too!!!
I hope she won't mind me saying that she wasn't wild about the idea - but I think she's done a great job. As I kept reminding her our blog is about pushing the boundaries of what we believe we can do (her words on the right!)
This is her finished piece...I love the colours, the pretty machine stitching and the clever hand stitching. A gorgeous arch Rosie!Here are my attempts.............













The first one is a mixture of hand and machine stitching.
The middle one has Angelina fibres and is totally machine stitched.
On the third one I glued everything down except the word which is hand stitched.
So...glue, machine or hand stitch....will you take on the challenge?
(Pictures are clickable for a better view)

24 comments:

Jaqi said...

Oh no sewing......hehehe. This will take me out of my comfort zone....These are stunning, I will give it a go, but i feel mine might end up in my bin LOL. but I will try my best, You have some great ideas, thank you Jaqi x

magpie said...

Again WOW You have ben burning the midnight oil....... they are all amazing.
Well done R & L.
Funny Im working on one for a cj at the moment....in a fabric cj...
For Lou's page.She has done a fab arch.....
Sharon xxx

Chriss Rollins said...

R n L another great challenge... love all the examples along time since i did stitched cards etc... will give it a go.
thanx for a brilliant challenge now then I know I have some fabric stashed somewhere...let me think.
chriss x

Kimmie said...

These are all simply gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite! Thanks for the challenge .... this will be fun :)

inkythings said...

Great work girls and my what a challenge - no ink - no stamping - completely out of my comfort zone. You can find mine here

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2008/10/art-adventure-fabric-arch.html

hurleymurley said...

I apologise in advance for mine, I have the feeling a three year old child could have done better. But here is is anyway, I was determined not to bin my first attempt.

http://hurleymurley.blogspot.com/2008/10/fabric-arch.html

Kreativgeschwafel said...

Again a really heavy challenge for me ... but I did my best..
fabric arch
TFL
Ilonka

Kreativgeschwafel said...

I forgot to mention:
Your examples are all adorable ... !!!

Viola said...

Your pieces look fabulous, Linda n Rosie! :o)
Hope, I will find the time to play again!

Stempelchaotin said...

Amazing theme.

Here is my arch. Thanks for looking.

Butterfly Lady

Dawne said...

heres mine i hope its ok

http://dawne-abitofthisabitofthat.blogspot.com/2008/10/awfully-big-art-adventure.html

Rosie said...

I love your enthusiasm for each challenge and have been dying to join you all... and now I can! Here's my fabric arch:

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/blue-jean-baby/

Jaqi said...

Hi everyone, well this took me right out of my comfort zone and was really on its way to the bin....I dont do well at any form of sewing , so I give you permission to view this and just have a good laugh.....Its best decribed as an example of how not to do it LOL ......you can find it
here

magpie said...

This was a weekend challenge !!!!!
Love arch's love doors so I mixed the two...
Really enjoyed this one..
Looking forward to see what everyone is up to...
Thanks to R & L xx

Sharon xx

http://magpiesarttreasurechest.blogspot.com/

Mam said...

Well, girls, you've done it again! Disturbed me, that is! I hope it's ok that I used some paper? And glue? Here it is - thanks for looking.
Nancy

Heather Robinson said...

Wow...talk about inspiring fabric arches!! I am thrilled to finally be able to join in this week...albeit a bit late. My entry is on my blog.

joanne wardle said...

love this theme!
here is mine
Fabric arch

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Thank you Linda and Rosie for another exciting challenge. Your inspiration pieces have really set the bar on high! Each one is really wonderful!!! Here is my arch:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/fabric-arch-from-the-heart/

Carol said...

Hi

Great challenge and I enjoyed myself but..Oops misread and done an ATC by mistake rather than an archas it's all hand stiched I hope you'd all forgive me??

SORRY mental note o read the challenge several times before making your project

My ATC

:(

Dot said...

I am definitely playing this week Rosie and Linda. Will photograph my arch tonight and post a link via a comment tonight too! Am loving seeing what everyone has created.

Dot said...

And here is my link :)

http://dotslifeandart.blogspot.com/2008/10/fabric-arch.html

Chriss Rollins said...

Hey Linda and Rosie..I HAVE DONE MINE...rofpmsl.
it's on my blog.
chriss x

Denise said...

Great challenge! Totally out of my comfort zone being a non-sewer! Mine's on my blog!
Denise
oxoxox

http://denise-blessthismess.blogspot.com

Chris said...

So sorry girls but despite the best laid plans... I'm last again :D
Thoroughly enjoyed the challenge although got a bit mixed up and thought it HAD to be all hand sewing....lol Was fab though... really enjoying doing different things :)
thanks again
hugs
Chris xx