Saturday, September 29, 2012

Falling Leaves

Mixed Media #3

Falling Leaves

After making a couple of pieces following the tutorials from Angie Hughes' book “Stitch, Cloth, Paper & Paint”, I was ready to branch out on my own.

The background was stitched and painted (as per Construction Techniques below) in an abstract way. I used some embroidery stitches from my machine, couched strings and added some decorative thread as well as french knots.

I bobbin stitched with Wonderfil Dazzle green thread to convey movement. The maple leaves were cut from some of my hand dyed fabric using real leaves as pattern. The veins and stems were thread painted and the edges were satin stitched with YLI Variations which is slightly variegated .

Falling Leaves - back

I folded in the edges on a sample of drapery fabric and attached my piece to the front with a straight stitch.


Quilt Name: Falling Leaves

Description: Mixed Media

Pattern: Original

Size: 13” x 10”

Fabrics: Muslin, tissue paper, cheesecloth, hand dyed cotton

Predominant colours: Blue, pink, red

Construction Techniques: Muslin was soaked in a water/glue mixture and left to dry. When it was dry, tissue paper and scrim was added and left to dry again. Machine stitching came next including some couched strings and then gesso sealed the surface to make prepare it for the acrylic paints.
Back: Drapery fabric

Binding: Edges turned to the front on drapery fabric

Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine

Quilted by: Terry Whyte

Sleeve: no

Label: signed and dated since picture was taken

Date completed: 2009

Maker: Terry Whyte

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