Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Final Extended Sample for Soft Edge Applique

8th January 2014

I have spent a very enjoyable 2 hours free machining using a variety of threads including variegated and metallic.

I started by backing a piece of black  cotton  velvet with a medium weight Vilene then ironed on 4 circles of my dyed fabric backed with the wonderful Bondaweb!!

A poor photo as the velvet is really black!


Next I stitched in free motion using both straight and zigzag....


..we had some brilliant fireworks on Boxing Night and that inspired was my inspiration, just pleased it worked!!





I think this idea would look good on a book cover or to decorate a cushion or bag and it was great fun to do!

Now I have to put all my samples in my book and prepare for my 2nd and last assessment.....