Wednesday, June 29, 2005
WIP - Back on the carpet
Applique. Click on photo for larger image.
Still exploring the carpet pattern. (Archives 2005-06-12).
This is essentially a reverse applique. The two middle layers are a piece of shot pink/gold taffeta and a piece of hand dyed muslin from the 'what am I going to do with this its horrible' box. The top and bottom layers are brightly coloured synthetic dishcloths I bought from the Pound Shop - I thought they would make a cheap substitute for felt. They never got to the kitchen!
I stitched through all the layers with straight stitch on the sewing machine, cut back, then added some pink lurex thread for a bit of sparkle. Then I cut away the bits I didn't want from around the edge with a soldering iron.