Friday, 27 November 2009

Circles

At my City and Guilds class on Wednesday one of my students Gill brought in a sample she had constructed from circles of felt. She had seen a cushion in a DIY store that was covered with these and had very cleverly worked out how it was constructed and made the sample below. We were all very impressed!

In typical tutor fashion, I then suggested it might work to make the sample from circles of sheer fabrics that had been layered and then cut out with a soldering iron, to which Gill's response was... "Well go on then!" (They have no respect for their teacher!)... So I did!

I didn't take photos of the process but this is the finished result. Tiny sheer circles, the size of a 2p piece, manipulated and stitched down onto organza ribbon.

Which makes a very impractical bracelet.

Quite pretty though! And there is no point me making suggestions if I'm not going to follow them through.

Next time I might keep my mouth shut though!

17 comments:

  1. Hey teach we have loads of respect for you.
    The bracelet looks lovely, I assume you will bring it to class, we need to inspect your home work :-)

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  2. i love this gina... impracrtical but oh so pretty...
    i love the 3 dimensionality of it... reminds me of art foundation when we had to construct a 3d shape in card and repeat it numerous times to create a bigger piece.. mine did end up as a kind of bangle... though i never made it in metal.
    i am just starting my journey into teaching so i will take your warning as not to suggest too much just in case...
    ginny (sweetmyrtle)
    xx

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  3. Clever stuff!

    Love the colours of your bracelet. I'm trying to work out how the stitching works - but I haven't time to try it out, so will just admire it instead :-)

    Celia
    x

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  4. That's worked brilliantly Gina! Now you've made the prototype, I might have a go. I'm just pleased I inspired Teach!!!

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  5. I love fabric sculptures like those, gorgeous effect.

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  6. That is absolutely lovely! Practicality - who needs it?

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  7. Right, off to play with circles, so pretty!
    x

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  8. That's really beautiful Gina. x

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  9. Brilliant idea, Gina and it looks so pretty. Jane x

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  10. Very pretty Gina! And who wants respect anyway?!?!

    Lucy x

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  11. Well done teach! Very pretty too!

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  12. Very pretty..and Gills work is very inspiring isn't it?

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  13. very effective and beautiful Gina. lovely work. The technique seems even more successful in the sheers as you get a better spiral feel too it.

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  14. That is a really pretty bracelet - all part of being a teacher - be careful what you claim!

    Pomona x

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  15. I think it's gorgeous.. Who needs pratical? Just don't do anything when you are wearing it!

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