Monday, October 27, 2008

More Tyvek fun

I’ve spent much of the past week getting my lesson plans together in preparation for teaching a class called “Tyvek: Explorations for the Creative Stitcher” on It starts next Wednesday, Nov. 5. In doing so, I decided to create a new piece using melted pieces of Tyvek I had made a while back.

The working title of this piece is “Celtic Crown,” since the pieces are arranged on the background in a rough shape of a crown. I used a piece of fabric I had dyed in diluted Lumiere. It has a wonderful shimmer because of the metallic particles in the paint. After I had stitched down the Tyvek pieces and quilted the background, I added a little more darker blue Lumiere on some of the quilted areas, to add interest. I’ll add a photo of the whole piece once I finish it.

I also had fun making a necklace (below) using heavily melted Tyvek beads (they are the blue lumpy ones) with glass beads and some I made using Textiva (Angelina film) and then wrapping them in craft wire strung with glass seed beads.

Intrigued? Sign up for my class at Joggles, and join me… we are going to have lots of fun!


  1. This is truly stunning! I can't wait to see the whole thing. I think it's the best use of Tyveck I've ever seen.

  2. Absolutely wonderful use of tyvek, stitching and paint...can't wait to see it finished.

  3. You are so incredibly talented and creative. I always look forward to seeing what's new on your blog!

    This is very cool.

  4. Beautiful blog, thank you for sharing yourself and the images that inspire you.

  5. What a fabulous piece, Susan! Sadly, I won't be able to take your class this time, but I do hope you offer it again, 'cause I'm very interested in playing with Tyvek!



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