Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Cards and layered 'ice dyed' fabrics

30th July 2013

I have had a really busy day today free machining and making some fabric cards.

I practised my free machining by creating a Zentangle design on black felt.

 So much fun doodling  with  machine stitches!



The next 2 cards were made with 'dog lovers' in mind!!

Hand printed linen background and fabric dog.



                                         Satin stitch collar and a bead eye.


My next project was layering and texture (an extended sample) from Unit 3.

I used my 'ice dyed' fabrics, calico, velvet and muslin and layered them and frayed the muslin for texture.
                                          Before stitching.

I used programmed stitches, zigzag, satin, straight and feather stitch in various lengths and widths.   There are quite a few frayed edges, the muslin is really good for this, but the photo isn't very good!!
Wish my daughter lived nearer to help with the photos.


My last project of the day was free machining the 'wet felted' Merino Fleece. It took nearly 2 hours to machine the granite stitch in silk thread! I then decided to machine and embellish the circles with stitching and iridescent beads.
           
                                         Wet felted Merino Fleece


Granite stitch background with embellished circles.