Friday, 24 June 2016
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
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
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"!