Saturday, 18 September 2010

Lacey Arches

I'm having fun playing with different materials and techniques just to see what happens.
I free machine stitched onto transparent soluble stabiliser, trapping some bits of old silk scarf.
After dissolving the backing I sandwiched the 'lace' between two layers of sheer polyester and machine stitched the flower design over that.
 A seam ripper was a great tool for cutting through the polyester layer and tearing the lace apart, as scissors created too neat an edge.
The result was a bit flat and insipid, so the next stage was to add some hand stitching to all three layers:
Mmmm... More needed...a splash of colour, maybe some burning...

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