How many pieces of work do you have on the go?
I decided I would try to finish some of mine before I started on anything new. Of course that only lasted until I did Lisa Walton's Fantastic Fusion
However I have finished some. I made this wall hanging at Leah Higgin's workshop Print, Stitch, Go
in November 2019. It just needed the binding around the edges .
Last week I cut it up and made it into a cover for a large sketchbook.
Last September I started working on Landscapes with Liske at Littleheath Barn
. I started a couple of pieces but stopped working on them at the end of February. In fact I think the first piece started at a lutradur workshop in 2016, with additions in 2020!
The sewing is finished. It needs a card mount and a frame. It looks large here but it's actually only 19x16 centimetres.
The sewing is finished on this one and just needs a press and a piece of wood - preferably driftwood - at the top as the hanger. This piece is 16x48 centimetres.
The next piece I tackled was this one. When I stopped working on it, it looked like this.
I had started handstitching it, but when I came back to it I realised the machine stitching I had done around the squares was very poor. Plus it didn't speak to me at all.
Regular readers will know what I did next!
Yes! I took it all apart and cut it up.
I wondered whether I could take some of what I learned on Fantastic Fusion and make something with these pieces. I put Mistyfuse on the back of all the pieces.
I started laying out the pieces and trying them out. Moving them to different places to see if that worked.
Eventually I decided I needed to fuse them to a separate piece of fabric that was more or less the right size.
I squared the collage up and continued to add bits.
It eventually looked like this.
Now all I have to do is decided how to stitch it. I'm going to use the machine and hand stitching. I'll let you know how I get on.
Thanks for joining me today.Bernice