Wings take flight

August 24, 2009 at 9:43 am 1 comment

Linda over on her textile blog was talking about trying machine stitched flowers on soluble with wire edges so they can be manipulated into shapes. The scan below shows part of the angel wing for the Sea Angels (it was too big to fit in the scanner).

wings:e

I drew the outline in fineliner, stitched the diamond grid twice over with straight stitch, then went over in a small zigzag stitch. Then the dissecting lines were stitched twice over with straight stitch. I had a nice easily bendable wire (probably jewellery wire) and zigzagged that around the edges, then went over again with a close satin stitch. I used up as much of the romeo as I could stitching the little bubble fragments. I dissolved it in a sink of warm water, rinsed in cold water, patted dryish with paper towels and laid flat on baking paper to dry.

Cheers

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Entry filed under: art dolls, Dissolvables, Machine embroidery.

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  • 1. Linda Stokes  |  August 25, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Looks great Jo!
    It would be nice to see the finished project sometime.

    I enjoyed your Kings Park pics too.

    Reply

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