Saturday, 30 January 2010

Image transfer applique

Here is another sample from my machine embroidery collection. It uses image transfer techniques combined with applique.

I started with a star which had been transferred onto fabric using transfer crayons.

I appliqued it onto some green fabric using straight stitched raw edge applique in a variegated thread. I cut away most of the green fabric and then appliqued it onto the yellow fabric using gold metallic thread. All the fabrics in this sample are hand dyed.

I then added pale green borders. The yellow square was free motion quilted and the border was quilted with star motifs in the variegated thread.

I am quite pleased with the result - it is more free than my usual samples and I like the way the design has been built up out of several layers.