This is the second post about my Embroidered Botany Workshop with Amanda McCavour. You can find the first post in Related links below.
This was actually the first day of the weekend virtual workshop. We used an assortment of mixed-media to fill in our embroidered botany piece. During the workshop I made a flower and that evening, since I was so inspired, I made a second piece - an Allium flower.
On that first day, we made our sample using FMQ on both the Sulky Solvy and Fabri-Solvy. The Sulky Solvy sticks to itself when ironed, so it's really great at trapping bits of yarn, thread and roving between its layers. The Fabri-Solvy is much stronger and so will handle a lot of free motion quilting (FMQ) or thread painting.
|Flowers made of thread and yarn on Sulky Solvy |
My second piece is an Allium, one of my all time favourite flowers - I have of lot of these planted in my garden.
|Allium made of thread and yarn|
Translucent project in the making
Ever since I played with organza and other transparent /translucent fabrics, I've been planning a garden curtain for my studio. The first two pieces are now ready for the rest of it to be made one day. 😊
|First two pieces pinned on the curtain|
What I learned
- There is so much potential in this technique. Flowers could be made with the mixed-media or just thread, like the sculptured flower. The thread-only flowers don't have to be sculptured and I'm looking forward to trying them out.
- I've been thinking about this project for over a year, so I think that it's going to be a medium term project over the next few years.
Free Motion Mavericks
Welcome to week 341 of Free Motion Mavericks. It was a very quiet party - I think that many people are enjoying the summer and holidays. So here are two lovely quilts from our regular partiers - I'm glad to be featuring both of them this week. If you didn't see their posts last week, go check them out!
, another Quilts Plus BOM top was quilted for her neighbor’s little boy - lucky guy!
Our second lovely quilt is part of Quilting Gail's Christmas in July party with Island Batiks, Never to Early
. What a lovely wall hanging!
It's now your turn!
I need to get some Alium! I see it around and always admire it. I made a basket with Solvy and thread years ago at a quilt retreat and it was such FUN! Your flower looks great.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandra, it was a lot of fun. Yes, Allium comes in many varieties. I love them and they are really easy to grow. You'll want to find the bulbs this fall. Take care.Delete
your mixed media flowers are very interesting and intriguing!ReplyDelete
Thanks Pat, they were a lot of fun to make and there is so much possibilities. Take care.Delete
Interesting and fun mixed media flowers. Great projects.ReplyDelete
Thanks Elizabeth, they were a lot of fun to make. Looking forward to making many more. Take care.Delete
Oh a Garden curtain sounds fun! and something so pretty to look at!ReplyDelete
Thanks Alycia. I'm looking forward to working on it - but it could be a while. I have way too many ideas! :-) Take care.Delete