Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sampler of flowers using ice dyed fabric and free machining.

25th August 2013

First I would like to thank you for leaving comments, it is so good to have some interaction, especially as my course is on line and not in a class. So, if you have questions or want to know more detail please get in touch.

I have had a busy couple of days!!
Friday was spent sorting my fabrics, ribbons and all things crafty!! It took most of the day but I think I will now be able to find things more easily.

Yesterday I took Jack for a long walk along the promenade, it was very windy and the sea was pounding against the sea wall so not many people around, just how I like it!!

As soon as I arrived home, after coffee, I started on another sampler using flower shapes and ice dyed scrim, calico, linen, cotton and velvet.

After backing the fabric with bondaweb I traced the flower shapes and cut out. 

I had intended to place the smaller shape on top of the larger but after trying this decided against the idea and layered and overlapped instead. I placed this on sponge printed calico and used fine wadding for a quilted effect.

Then I had a great time free machining using a variety of threads. I must have spent 3 hours stitching and finished the project this morning.

I think tiny beads would also look good as an embellishment.

This idea could be used on a cushion, wall hanging or picture in any shade to match the colour scheme in a room.

This is the largest sample so far, 9 inches square but could be made larger or smaller!!

I have really enjoyed working on my last two samplers and I love working with vibrant colours.

Now I must make a start on my Artisan Apron....