Sunday, 26 August 2007

Chapter 8

I've spent the weekend finishing Chapter 8. I had to do about 6 samples of more complex designs but I got a bit carried away and I've done 8.

These first three are taken from the Cut and fold designs in coloured paper in Chapter 4.

Sample 1
Yellow shape machine stitched to stamped background fabric,
blue shape hand stitched in buttonhole stitch

Sample 2
Yellow shape hand stitched in buttonhole stitch,
blue shape hand stitched in slip stitch,
the star shape in the middle is stuffed from the back.

Sample 3
Purple shape machine stitched to background,
2nd shape is scrim bonded on to 1st shape then hand stitched.

The next ones are based on some of the black and white shapes from the same chapter.


Sample 4
Yellow shape bonded on to stamped background fabric and hand stitched,
second shape was hand stitched in straight stitch.


Sample 5
Yellow star was machine stitched to stamped background fabric,
2nd star shape was hand stitched in running stitch
with a 3rd star shape at centre in paler shade of purple.

Sample 6
Purple shape hand stitched to background,
a 2nd star shape was hand stitched on top,
3rd star shape hand stitched at centre then stuffed from behind.

Sample 7
Yellow shape was machine stitched to stamped background and
the middle star is stuffed from behind. I added a layer of organza over the whole piece
and machine stitched round then cut the middle away to expose the yellow star.

Sample 8
This sample has 2 layers of fabric yellow and purple with a combination of
hand and machine stitching. I cut back to reveal the yellow
and also stuffed from the back.

All the samples are 4" square.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Chapter 7 revisited

I've done a couple more samples for Chapter 7 and taken Sian's advice and added some more stitching to a few of the previous samples that where a bit plain.

This is sample 6 from the previous post - I added some further running stitch around the yellow bonded shape and around the shapes the bonded fabric and crystal organza made.


and this is sample 7 that I wasn't too keen on. I added a layer of crystal organza and stitch further shapes before cutting it back to reveal the original scrim but left it in the middle of the sample. It's a lot more effective now.


These 2 samples are extra pieces I stitched over the weekend.

Sample 8


Sample 9