Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Tree Day 3

More embroidery.

Trelllis stitch on a foundation of buttonhole. Detached chain. French knots. Straight stitch.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tree Day 2

The piece has been stuffed. The face padded and needle sculpted, then stitched on. 

Embroidery begins.

The base has been covered and stitched on.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Tree's company

I'm not sure how this is going to work out. The plan is to make a tree-person. I used two different fabrics, brown for the trunk and green for the crown. Layered onto ecofelt and embellished with scraps of chiffon fabric and wisps of wool sliver (roving).

  Reinforcing the embellished fabric with preprogrammed machine stitching.

 The pattern, cut out in paper. Much the same as usual but with a bigger "head dress".

 The shape outlined with a marker and stitched on double fabric ready for cutting out.

 Shape cut out with pinking shears.

 Turned inside out ready for stuffing.

And I will need a thick cardboard disc for the base.

So far so good!