Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Image Transfer Sample.

Although I have shown this on my other blog I need to have it here as it is part of my machine embroidery C&G collection. The image is of course my son's photo, taken of the motorway near Barnsley.
I printed the image onto lightweight vilene in black and white.
We were told to incorporate pintucks into the piece using the twin needle on our machines. I did thid using a red and orange thread to represent the lights from the cars.
I then used a silver metallic thread to machine quilt other areas such as the motorway sign and bridge.
I then added black borders and bindings.

This was a very difficult piece to photograph but hopefully you get the idea,

Monday, 8 February 2010

Shadow Applique Sugar Bowls.

Here is another of my samples from November - on the image transfer theme.
The photos of the sugar bowls were transferred onto lightweight vilene and cut out carefully. They were then bondawebbed onto squares of hand dyed fabric. I have used pink and purple squares. The squares were joined into a four patch and then covered with a red net with sequins. I quilted around each sugar bowl.

Although this is a simple technique I love the quirky design - it always makes me smile when I look at it! I think using the images for shadow applique works really well as it softens the look and feel of the vilene.