Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Small fabric book covers

These are a couple of small book covers made for a swap. The background is painted vilene, with painted and heat distressed lutrador sewn on top with free embroidery stitching done on the sewing machine. I have added a couple of pieces of muslin. fabric paper and some French knots and beads, to embellish them.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Seahorse embroidery

Finished, I think. As the online course finished ages ago, this has taken a lot of will power to finish, and many hours of work. It is well travelled, and has been to Dorset, London, Swindon, Yorkshire, Devon, Stratford upon Avon, Hull, and last week to Silverstone. Is it finished though, do you think the seahorse needs more orange ?

Vilene emery board holder

For a swap that had to have buttons on, I made this emery board holder with pelmet vilene.
I put some texture paste at the bottom, made it textured, and when dry painted the whole thing with Viva metallic paints. I then did some machine stitching, added some buttons, then machined around the edge.
It's a lot brighter in real life, the scanner has dulled the colours.

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