Sunday, January 9, 2011

CHENILLE WORK - BACK TO STITCHING AT LAST

At last I have found some time to stitch.  I have been wanting to do some chenille work for some time and today I managed to make a start.  This particular technique is great for using fabrics that you don't like so much.  You know, things you bought in a sale, thought you would use.  These fabrics pictured are some that I am really tired of.


I chose 4 diferent pieces of fabric (I will use one twice).

The green one is for the top and the red is next.  I used a second piece of the red as the last layer in the sandwich:  each piece except the last is facing up.  


I pinned the five layers together ready to stitch.










I attached the walking foot 
to my machine - this has been set aside because I have been putting a zip in a bag and had to use the zipper foot.











After stitching around the edges the pins came out and I marked diagonal lines on the top of the fabric, ready to stitch.



Now I have to make lunch so will show more of this later.

I also have some bits and bobs in dye at present.  Plenty to enjoy.

4 comments:

Jensters said...

Oh Dianne i was getting exciting to see what was next and now your having lunch....so not fair how dare you leave us in limbo...lol...hope u enjoyed your lunch really and cant wait to see the next stage xx

Radka said...

I will come back to have a look too. You never know how this comes out, depending on colours and type of fabrics. See you later!

dosfishes said...

Oh I am looking forward to more of this Dian, want to see what you are doing here. Stitching is rudimentary for me, so any elaborate stitching is
always of interest. I like this layering....xox Corrine

Suztats said...

I haven't heard of this....sounds very interesting, and I'll be back to see more.