Monday, 2 May 2011

Handmade Monday - Raw edge applique

Well I finally got myself organised enough to take part in Handmade Monday at 1st Unique gifts. Why not give it a whirl, it's run by a lady called Wendy who is keen to bring together like minded individuals like our good selves with a passion for all things hand made. There is some amazing talent out there.

So any way, I set myself a challenge of making something to fit a picture frame which I was fortunate enough to receive from a lovely friend for my last birthday. Out came the scraps of fabric, on went Radio 4, and a fresh pot of coffee was brewing. I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying making pictures with scraps of fabric, and I know I've said it before but my embroidery foot really is my pride and joy. I had so much fun playing around for a couple of hours, drawing and tracing, snipping and cutting, placing and stitching fabric. Here's a sneaky peek of what I came up with.




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I then had the task of fitting it to the frame.



The picture is destined for a shelf in my kitchen which as of yet hasn't actually been put up, but there's nothing like a bit of vision and forward planning is there? Hope you're having fun with your scraps and needles.





12 comments:

  1. Love raw edge applique as I am afraid I love shabby chic, will look lovely in your finished kitchen.

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  2. Looks really effective, you will need to get the shelf up soon so it can take pride of place :)

    Drew

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  3. Oh how lovely - just my cup of tea (sorry!!). I have had visions of doing something like this for a while - I learned free machining back in 1978 and need to get back to it. It's all paintbrushes at the moment but there's a cup of tea on my latest blog post too!
    Thanks so much for taking part in HM - lovely to have you join in x

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  4. Caroline - that applique is super and very on trend at the moment - it is really reminiscent of the work of Poppy Treffrey who is really riding high at the moment. Great to see you on HM Monday

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  5. Oh, I really like this, I am going to have to find a tutorial! I used to do crewel work, before my kids were into everything. I should pick up needlework again (no excuse, they are all in their thirties!) This is very inspirational, thank you!

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  6. That looks really effective, lovely work!

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  7. I squawked when I saw this Caroline! I absolutely love your appliqué and free-motion-thingied (don't know the technical term!) pictures. Do you have these in your Folksy shop yet? Just off to see!

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  8. Looks great, can see why you are pleased with the result. Fab frame as well, love the colour.
    Lisa

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  9. I enjoyed reading through your posts, I am now following you. I found you through Wendy's HM blog hop.

    Jan x

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  10. This is so sweet. I would be so proud if I could create something even slightly this good. Such an effective piece! Really well done!

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  11. You painted a lovely picture, complete with sound and the smell of coffee. I felt I was looking over your shoulder!

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  12. Oh I just love raw edged applique and have tried so many times. Everyone else's looks amazing but mine always looks like a cat has been sat at the sewing machine rather than a perfectly capable human being! You have inspired me to have another go at it x

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