Monday 24 April 2017

Blackbird Applique [2]

I didn't realize it was so long since I posted the last bird applique [Jan]
Layered fabrics, hand stitching

Sunday 23 April 2017


I saw a cute stuffed cat on Pinterest so I drew my version of it on my tablet.
See the original stuffed cat here

Thursday 13 April 2017

Tiger Applique and Embroidery

I started this tiger last year, October I think and finished it in January but I've only just got round to sorting the photos [which were also taken in January] The tiger is now hanging on a wall but I'm thinking it may look better in a glass-less frame.

I started with layers of different patterned fabrics applied to a background fabric with Heat n' Bond. The black fabric [arranged so a lot of it is joined] was partly cut on my Zing but I ended up cutting some of it by hand. [I thought it was the machines fault at the time but it was user error], which was machine stitched on top of the patterned fabrics.
I then applied hand embroidery, running stitches, all over the patterned fabric.

This is a photo before the embroidery was applied.

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Cut Work Book - Pages 61-71

The final pages of this book.
Sketchbook 50
This book is for my collection of paper cuts. These were mainly designed on my tablet, transferred to the computer, then brought into 'Make the Cut' as a pixel trace and then cut with my cutting machine. The machine is a KNK Zing Air and all on this post were cut on thin card. 

Sunday 9 April 2017

Handmade Book - Pages 107-112

The final pages of sketchbook 45.
Handmade sketchbook made up of painted, stamped, and inkjet printed pages.
Decorated with drawings, reused envelopes, magazines, recycled greetings cards, cuts and waste from cutting machine, labels etc