Our March Programme was “Layers of Fabric” Techniques for layering and securing different fabrics to create fabric for embroidery.
A Powerpoint presentation on these techniques are here: Fabric Collage for Embroidery
Included in this Powerpoint presentation are a number of projects that have been completed by our members. Please take a look.
Jan – This project was inspired by a sunrise photo my husband took on a canoe trip; the intense sun and trees were beautifully mirrored in the very calm water. I mounted the fabrics on a cotton base. The visible fabrics include hand-dyed silk, indigo printed cotton using wax resist, commercial cottons, synthetic organza, a metallic and some fibre for the 3d layer of ‘mist’, including wool locks and Angelina, trapped under a layer of netting. It captures the feel of the original photograph.
Marilyn B – I chose random but complementing material for the background. I used organza to create subtle leaves that look like they’re drifting down the fabric.