Monday, 26 September 2011
It is circa 1962 and is made from green velvet with a six lobed shaped edge shape with green beads. On each lobe sits a pair of embroidered owls one large one small with rhinestone eyes. A whimsicle touch is a single gold metal handwith rhinestone bracelet spaced amongst the owls. Item has a green veil
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Last time I had finished appliqueing the trees and had done some decoration/embelishment on the branches give a helping hand when starting to decorate it.
This time I'll be filling out the background of the trees and doing some more embelishment on the branches
Step one is concerned with using your paper to create a background.
The last thing in part two in to make a perch for your Owl
You will need a preferably bent twig or piece or chair cane approx 3" long. You need to wrap it in either cotton, thread or a light fabric and stitch it onto the canvas in the botton quarter of the piece.
This is what you should have after this session. With your own twist of course
Next time I will be making my Owl and giving options for other techniques for your feature creature
Saturday, 24 September 2011
for part one
1: a canvas
Now is the exciting bit.
Once you have finished you branch I suggest you add a couple of small twigs by oversewing them onto the already stitched canvas to give you a feel of how you are progressing
The wonderfull thing about this is that you don't need to finish one layer before starting on another. I have already suggested the adding of small twigs and now on the other branches I have added french knots and small circles of yellow and green fabric to represent lichen on the plainer branches along with some fabric ivy leaves
You will need to fill in the other branches in the same manner using whatever fabric you wish but not making any single piece bigger then one inch.
Friday, 23 September 2011
I couldn't resist these blackberries
Deep into the interior
A fallen acorn branch amongst the green
I love bracken, esp when its in mid turn from green to gold