Continuing on from “A window into my studio 6 and 7”. I have been experimenting in the past 3 blogs with ways to develop textile art work from the art works that can be created on apps, such as sketchers, using your own photographic image (or any other photo program or app you use). I talked about this in the blog “Window in to my studio 6”.
This time I used the app art image as a guide and built up layers of fabric to form the background and then to complete the art work, the story is in images below.
Materials used – fusible web, calico backing fabric, a variety of scraps of fabric that have different textures and thickness, hand embroidery thread, machine embroidery thread, fabric for leaves and a flower bud.
A sewing machine that you are able to do perform free motion machine embroidery using a embroidery foot and dropping the feed dogs.
I have used free motion embroidery through out this project using a variety of rayon and polyester threads, my preference is rayon using both plain and variegated threads. I have added some hand stitching for interest.
I am not trying for a perfect representation, it is a experiment of technique to share the possibility. I hope you take this idea further and own it in your unique style. I also hope that it gives confidence to those who say they can’t draw, that there are ways around design.