Sunday, September 21, 2008

Workshop with Solveig Refslund

Wondered why I have been so quiet some days. I have been at a workshop with Solvejg Refslund as teacher. She is a wonderful person and it was so fun to work on something totally new for me. Want to see.......??

We started with a black and white portrait of ourself......just the head. And that was what we should work with. Our workspace................on the table............on the floor...........out in the hall......everywhere....................I guess you all recognize this
and this way to work on LOL
My face is now taking shape.
And what a mess we made. Fabric all over the floor and on the tables.
Marit is asking if I think it looks like her.



And at the end of our two days workshop all portraits where hung up on the wall and all the ladies was eagerly taking photos.


And this is how we look like in fabric.


And this is our teacher Solvejg Refslund.

And this is how I look like . It is not finished. Have to add some more details. But I am very happy with the result. It looks like I am thinking of something.

Saying for today:

If you have joy in your heart,
it will be known by the look on your face


36 comments:

Shasta said...

Wow - that is such an incredible likeness. I have always wanted to do a portrait in fabric, but haven't gotten up the nerve yet.

Stephanie said...

Wow what an interesting workshop and amazing how much it actually looks like the person. Good for you.

Vickie E said...

That is fabulous...I'd someday like to learn that techniaue..IF I ever get to the Netherlands!

Annette said...

What beautiful artwork. I love how it turned out. So fun to learn such a good skill.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is soooo cool. I love your photo.

Lindah said...

Excellent! May, it is incredible how these portraits were done with fabrics. What an interesting class!

SusanPatch said...

FUNtastic job, May Britt I would like to have a fabric-picture of myself :)) LOL jajaja
Hugs from Spain

Guðrún said...

This is great and you know what I did recognize you on the wall, I did not cheat.

Laila said...

Hi. Yes I think it looks a bit like you. You did a great job.

Blåbærtua said...

Så fantastisk flott. Et lite kunstverk!!

Barbara said...

May, what an amazing experience. The portrait in fabric is wonderful, I would love to learn. What fun to do my grandchildren in fabric!! Glad you are back.

Julie said...

Great look! I thought it would look like a cartoon but it doesn't - at all. Good job.

Michelle said...

Is there a book that went with your class? You did an AWESOME job! What fun!
Michelle

Rita said...

Å dette så gøy ut!!
Kjempeflott portrett av deg :)

belinda said...

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

What a different way to make a portrait..Yours lokks beautiful

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

May Britt that is just amazing, what a fantastic job...my goodness you are just so talented...

Patti said...

What a fun thing to do! And how different from your usual projects. Do you have a special place to hang this when you are through - maybe in your studio?

Suze said...

wow..that is sooo cool!! what a wonderful experience...you did a great job on your portrait!

Gunn Torild said...

ÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅÅ, dette hadde jeg lyst til å en gang få vært med på!!
Flotte bilder!
Hilsen Gunn Torild

Chocolate Cat said...

What a wonderful workshop and end result!!

Rhonda said...

Amazing! Love it! I like to try that some day.

Françoise said...

It looks like a great workshop!
And what fun to see Marit on your blog post. Please say hello to her from me!

Thimbleanna said...

Very cool May Brit -- and I think it looks like you!!!

Katie said...

How wonderful! All the portraits are fabulous. I'd love to learn how to do that. Does she publish a book or directions?

Jeanne said...

Love the portraits! Yours is very realistic. Perhaps you are thinking of your next design?

Anne-Grethe said...

Stilig og flott. Nydelige farger. Portrettet likner på deg, syns jeg.

Bec said...

Absolutely stunning! I never could have imagined sewing like this before seeing this. yo have blown me away!
Bec xxx

Hanne said...

You have done a really great job - it looks like you :-)

Looks like you guys had a great time !

Mistee said...

Is there anything you can't do? You certainly have a talent when it comes to fabric. Well done.. what a fantastic potrait to have on your wall.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Well done May Britt was'nt she a great teacher! Love your work and hope to see it framed on the wall soon !

debbie said...

Wow! That is amazing!! You did a wonderful job!

Mary said...

Very, very neat - you did a great job on your self portrait.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

These look fantastic. Certainly looks like you!!!

Pat said...

WOW...how did you DO that? Do you mean you had a black and white picture taken with a camera and worked from THAT using tiny bits and pieces of fabric? And then....did you sew the bits and pieces on or did you use fusible to iron them on?? I cannot believe the quality of the finished portraits! WONDERFUL work by ALL of you and she must be some EXCELLENT teacher!

sandy said...

bonjour

quel beau travail ces portraits !
magnifique , bravo !
je viens de faire connaissance avec votre blog et déjà.....j'adore !
vous faites vraiment de belles choses.
@bientôt
sandy

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