I admit, I’ve slipped up – but it feels right!

slip in place

Puzzling over just how to finish edges on Faded Sapphires  I needed to have the design broken up as it travels downward, it was a start with the reverse applique, and I wanted the bottom edge to be less substantial than the main body of the piece.

Answer, good old fusing and cutting(Thank you, Margaret ūüôā¬† Then, the next problem of¬†using the organza.¬†¬†¬†Even in 2 layers I knew it wouldn’t be substantial enough to attach to the main section and if I attached the traditional style of interfacing it would not be fun burning it(stinks to high heaven).

Yahoo!  Found some Evelon which is suitable and away I went!

Pleased with the look of this and I can integrate with some stitching and may need to look at the bottom right corner for more  cutwork. (Please note the black areas are not really black, just the light playing tricks with this fabric)

Now I have the sides sorted out, there is just the matter of the top and trying more leaf placement.

I want to try to be¬†‘simpatico’¬†with the slip base, but don’t want to overpower the main focus.¬† Should¬†I use loops behind plain top/ add small slip leaves¬† applique two small Sprays over the tabs???

The bottom right corner needs more disintegration – holes/reverse applique/ eyelets?

The little grey cells are SO enjoying this exercise :}

experimentation, serious subjects

Further along with my WIP – Faded saphires………………

I think this is going to take longer than envisioned, and I am adding some more dimension to the piece, but the insertions of pewter are proving to be tough on the fingers.¬† The threads I dyed are just right, not too bright and I have managed to stitch some more seed and Kantha in parts.¬† The appliqued pieces are dyed¬†Bond-a web on felt still playing with placement and more stitching to do…………¬† Unfortunately, it’s been a long day and ¬†this shot is bad but will take more further along the line.


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