Sunday, November 3, 2013

Playing with scraps

This piece of fabric is made from all of my scraps of fabric, that I have been collecting in a jar since starting Karen Ruane's workshops. I have also added a few snippets of other fabrics as well. The piece measures approximately 50cm x 30cm. To make it, I layed out all of my scrapps of fabrics & lace onto a piece of Muslin or cheese cloth as some would call it. Then I tacked them all in place once I was happy. After that I then took it to the sewing machine & did FME ( free machine embroidery) all over it to hold the snippets in place. I did not use a hoop to do the FME, hence the bubbly effect on the fabric. But then I quite like the looks of the bubbly effect :-)

This is a piece of one of a kind fabric, & you could not buy it :-) ( A Karen thing :-) )

I have made so far from this fabric, an owl. "OWLY" She is my snowy owl for Christmas.

I am hoping to make a few more things from the piece of fabric. So keep watching this space.

Warm Hugs & Happy Stitching
Elizabeth xxxxx


deanna7trees said...

love what you did with your scraps. it made a beautiful new piece of cloth.

margaret said...

what a good way to use up scraps but I thought you had to use a hoop for FME. have not managed to master the technique, think it is the most difficulty of all stitching to do. Love your owl very expressive

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very neat use of your bits of scraps and your owl is wonderful!! Thank you for sending me the link to your blog :)

DIAN said...

I love the way you have made the fabric Elizabeth. Did you use any adhesives or bonding materials?

I don't use a hoop either when I do the fme.

The owl is gorgeous.

Elizabethanne said...

Hi Dianne
No I did not use any bonding fabrics, other than the piece of muslin that I had on the back to lay the fabric pieces on. I then pinned everything down & stitched over with a taking stitch to hold everything down. Then I started the FME.

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