Thursday, February 23, 2012
Closing in on finished here, I've enjoyed working on this one with the simplest of techniques for me, hand applique.
No trixie embroidery, no layering the threads, no crazed french knots - just a double strand of Sulky 12wt cotton in colors matching the fabric.
Almost all the the fabrics are hand dyed damasks which has tendency to creep away and fight the needle at every turn. The trick to needle turning this stuff is pins, pins and more pins and then stitches that are maybe an eighth inch apart. Sounds obsessive but the damask needles like butter. I'd like to take this technique to a larger field for the next project.
Spring will be on us before you know and I'm daydreaming about the first dye fest of the year.
I have so much wonderful raw material at hand.