Friday, April 28, 2017

Hand piecing

I have been thinking about this project for ages.

I have been unpicking, washing and ironing

old (ish) kimonos.


And this afternoon I finally started cutting out this project.

And now, this evening, I have started sewing....

hmmm not so easy sewing black and darks in the evening.

See how I go?


Saturday, April 15, 2017

how to

Did I show you how I made these bangles?
Take one of those plastic things that secures the lid of a yoghurt container,
made sure it fits over your hand...

Wrap it with padding. I used pellon.

Then cover it!
I used fabric, cut on the straight (not vital) about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide.
You can see I used contrasting thread and  the same stitch as for appliqué.
There you go....

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

On the house

I thought I might try a house instead of the tree.

Not so sure.

What do you think?

Looks better as part of a set....