Friday, 24 June 2016

Samples 2016: Week 24, Sunburst/Spices

Spicy? More than it looks in the photo! It's really yellow, rust and deep red.

I machine stitched 3 layers of fabric then cut back sections to reveal the different colours. Then more stitch, some worked from the back with thicker thread on the bobbin and some allowing a contrasting bobbin thread to peep through on top.

A teasel brush roughed up the fabric edges nicely, then I finished it with a teeny bronze sequin over the mess of stitch in the centre.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Samples 2016: Week 23, Disintegration/Clouds

Rather dark "cloud" colours, but I couldn't find much that I could "disintegrate" with heat!

It's black Lutradur over charcoal Kunin felt, machine embroidered with automatic patterns using a shaded grey thread.

Zapped with a heat gun to get the disintegrated effect, then backed with a silver metallic fabric.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Samples 2016: Week 22, Explosion/Fire

Um...on second thoughts, perhaps I should have done this on a background fabric?! It would've been just as effective. But my stitch brain isn't wired that way - I went with my first thought, doing without the fabric and using soluble films to stitch the wool fibres, FME of course.

I didn't cheat with the theme/colour combo, honest - just sheer chance that "explosion" was paired with "fire"!