Colours of Flotsam and Jetsam

Well, I’m very pleased to say that my latest embroidery, Colours of Flotsam and Jetsam, has been accepted for the Guldusi project, Keep an Eye on the Planet. 45 pieces were accepted out of 113 submitted. I wonder if I will make it over to France to see it exhibited at the European Patchwork Meeting? If not, its great to know that there will be a publication to accompany the exhibition – guess what you’ll be getting for Christmas! The big reveal:

Colours of Flotsam & Jetsam

The centre is all handstitched, apart from the cords which were made on the machine and couched to the surface. The border is made from patched and pieced fabric – several cuts were made into the ‘fabric’. You can see where I started, on the left, and where I ended up, on the right. I was fortunate enough to find a bargain embellishing machine a little while back and added to the piece by using the embellisher to incorporate additional fabric snips and to give it an all over texture. I cut the strips, and machined the edges. The piece is backed with cotton and incorporates a hanging sleeve. An excellent sleeve hanging tutorial is available from the AQS website. Its lovely to learn how to do this properly!

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