Friday, 1 June 2018

Flowers - stitched lino printing

With lovely sunny days to tempt me outside in the garden there hasn't been a great deal of sewing. I did manage to finish this wall hanging of stitched lino prints.

Here you can see my original drawing, the lino cut and one of the prints on fabric before stitching.

I usually do the stitching in the evening without much of an overall plan - just whatever takes my fancy at the time. The fabric pieces are applied with fusible web. I use Steam a Seam 2 which has a very good hold and few stitches (if any) are needed to keep the fabric in place. All the embroidery stitches are very simple - straight stitch, french knots (lots of these!), chain stitch, couching and whipped stitch.

I sewed a tiny flange around to bring the three prints together - red around the purple flowers picture, purple around the orange flowers and orange around the red flowers. Then added a neutral border and "strange" binding.

You can read about adding a flange in this previous post.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts - Finish it up Friday

Happy Stitching - Anita x

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