Pebble Plants is finished and I am preparing it for mounting on canvas.
The original fractal design is printed on cotton, embellished with beaded ammonites, and hand quilted.
The dragonfly represents the Chaos theory – appropriate for a fractal design.
Beadwork Magazine June/July 2013
Got my copy of June/July 2013 Beadwork magazine and found my Rabbit Hole bangle – which is inspired by the Rabbit Hole fractal quilt, in the What Our Readers Did section.
Rabbit Hole Bangle
Rabbit Hole fractal quilt
Sheep’s Eyes beaded beads
These beaded beads took a long time. Three is quite enough!
Sheep’s Eyes fractal art quilt
They are inspired by the fractal quilt Sheep’s Eyes. The colours are pulled directly from the quilt and the circular theme fits round beads perfectly.
They are done in freeform peyote stitch around a 25mm wooden bead. I found all sorts of shapes I could use – seed beads of various sizes, crystals, and bugle beads.
I love trying anything once, and I loved the look of these beaded beads. But it was a bit mind boggling creeping around the bead finding suitable shapes and sizes to fit in the spaces.
Sheep’s Eyes beaded beads – alternate view
Here’s another view of the beads from a different angle. They are strung on a black leather cord – but a blue silk cord would look good too.
Which I was a few posts ago, I wanted to take this subject a bit further.
Hand quilting tutorials seem to be few and far between on the Internet. At least, those which teach the way I hand quilt. I wanted to offer a collection of links but apparently this is not going to happen.
Mary Stori has a great tutorial posted on Threads Magazine – Perfect your Hand Quilting. I probably like this tutorial because this is exactly how I hand quilt. She recommends the Jean Lyle needles, and the Roxanne thimble.