29 August 2011

Applique Unit- Teaching starts tomorrow

Well tomorrow is the start of the Applique unit for my Certificate 3 class. We start with a general introduction to applique, where I show them lots of photos and real examples as well. My plan is to complete a new sample of work for each of the techniques as we go.

We are studying
                                Needle/Hand turn
                                Outline stitch
                                Satin stitch
                                Raw edge

Tomorrow we are starting with Needle turn or Hand turn. Some people seem to call it different things. My definition it is simply applying shapes to a base piece of fabric using invisible stitches. I use freezer paper when I do my hand turned work, I find it so much easier.

Below is an example of some past pieces of my hand turned work.

This piece above is actually stretched around a canvas frame.

This piece above is all hand turned and I've then used obvious stitching to highlight the design.

Another example of hand turned work using stitching as decoration.

The picture above is hand turned on both the bird and the border and then has decorative stitching.

Oh by the way, all my work in the applique samples revolve around a 'bird' theme.

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