Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Fabric postcard

I have been on a couple of Angie Hughes courses at Ledbury Artspace recently. The first course was all about working with velvet, transfer foils, organza and stitch. I have a half finished piece from that course, but as I have very little experience of free motion embroidery I wanted to get more before I try and finish it off.

So, I thought I'd make a fabric postcard as a practice piece.

I took some red cotton velvet and masked out some rectangles then ironed bondaweb all over it. I covered it with organza and stitched around the rectangles, then used vermicelli stitch to cover the area around the rectangles, using a variegated thread. I hand sewed little flower sequins and beads into the rectangles. Finally, I backed the piece with pelmet vilene and finished the edges with a zig zag stitch. Frankly, I was surprised at how well it went, because I still don't feel competent with machine embroidery!


  1. That looks gorgeous! I'm very jealous of you at an Angie Hughes class.

  2. Looks great Adrienne, fab colour, and there's nothing wrong with your machine embroidery. Have made a start on mine from the course, but machine playing up big time.

  3. Practice piece?????!!!!!
    I don't think so. Your squiggly wiggly embroudery is super.




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