Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lesage Level II

The Lesage classes I took teach techniques use in the fashion industry. This is the second level of eight. This piece measuring 12" by 24" is called Vionnet. It is meant to be sewn into a make up bag. After the second day in class I realized it is a lot of straight lines. The majority of the piece is done with the Luniville (tambour) hook. the small black and aqua flowers in the bottom border are chenille and they have charcoal leave made with DMC floss.
http://www.lesage-paris.com/

The following three pictures were taken by Susan Elliott.



The rest of the pictures are mine. This is the DMC leave and the chenille flower.










My lines are not too straight!

This is done on aqua silk organza. I had it framed over a silk fabric with a ripple design in it.

15 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

looks good to me. I would love to see a video on this technique

Raphaela said...

What a beautiful piece. Congratulation. You are a great artist. I love the colors.

Elmsley Rose said...

Wow!! I'd love to know how to do this - it's just beautiful - congratulations.

Joy B said...

Beautiful handwork!

XoXoXo
Joy

Ammullins said...

I am planning to take classes at Lesage soon but I hesitate. Since they've been bought out, I've heard reviews that their teaching methods aren't as good and students no longer have access to the archives among other things. I'm curious as to when you attended classes there and the level of quality. Was it recently (after it left the hands of the Lesage family?)

Shirlee Fassell said...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctalL88NMqM...This is a video on youtube by Robert Havens. He went to Lesage a couple of years ago and did the professional 150 hours piece. He has been teaching classes in Tambour in Kentucky since.
also
to Ammullins... I have enabeled my e-mail and I would be glad to talk to you re Lesage. I went in 2007,2009, and 2010...
Shirlee Fassell

Rachel said...

It looks lovely! Please write more about the technique, as it is new to me, and probably to others too1

Allison Ann Aller said...

Good Lord Almighty, Shirlee!!!!!

Françoise said...

Merveilleux!!!!
Regards
Françoise

crazyQstitcher said...

So beautiful.

Karla Hartzog said...

Amen to what Allison said!

Michelle said...

What beautiful work!! Thank you for sharing it!

Connie said...

You are certainly very talented -- just beautiful!

Vintage Sandy said...

Shirlee, Oh my goodness this is unbelievable how beautiful you have the patience of a saint for sure. I just found your blog and so absolutely happy I did will be back to visit often.
Hugz to a new friend!

Thearica said...

Fabulous!!