Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A closer look

Printed muslin - the base layer of the cuff.

The second layer of fabric is a loose weave cotton
I used silk thread on the top and white bobbin thread underneath
The bobbin thread does show a little on the top so next time I'm using matching thread.
Coating both layers of fabric with a diluted fabric stiffner (it smells like regular white glue) and quilting gloves
made it much easier to control when doing the free motion embroidery
I started sewing some  beads on with waxed linen thread - hoping some dust and dirt will stick and give it that been around a while look
however, some garden dirt might be in order
It should be done this weekend.  I'll post some more pictures when it's finished.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

P.S.  To print mulin - iron freezer paper to your fabric and run it thru your printer (old quilting tip)


Barbara Lewis said...

This is really neat! I love mixed media jewelry and this is a beautiful example. The dark metal against the pale fabric is really inviting! Thanks for sharing ... I'm inspired!

mairedodd said...

so pretty - cannot wait to see more!

stregata said...

Thanks for sharing more of the details - I love the way it looks!

Pretty Things said...

This looks so interesting!!!

Diane Cook said...

Wow! This is really beautiful.
p.s. I want to see it after the garden dirt was added!