Saturday, January 21, 2012
Ch. 7, Sample #4
The background for this sample is hand dyed cotton poplin, with 2 polyester organzas layered on top. Free machined the image shape on bottom layer, with some hand stitching to emphasize shapes. Top organza layer with hand embroidery - lines of running stitch. Finally placed some co-ordinating netting on half of design to deepen tones on half of design, held in place with a few cross stitches.
Next day: This sample really didn't work out. It started well, with great contrast between the fabrics selected, but I tried to do too much with it, and in the over kill of stitching and layering, the actual design got lost! I shall re-work it later.....or maybe just one of the designs incorporated....