Monday 2 December 2013

Soft Edge Applique

2nd December 2013

I have never done soft edge applique before and it took me a while to decide what I would do.

As I was walking through the park I noticed some dead thistle heads and I took my idea from the shape-vaguely!

I used a small piece of my tea dyed fabric and cut out a simple shape and using bondaweb ironed it onto the ribbed silk backing. ..

... set up my machine for free embroidery and this is the result....

...I am quite pleased with my first attempt!

Might try something similar in black and white....