I began with a simple heart shape and some varigated thread ...
|The heart is about one inch (2.5cm) tall|
|The heart is about one inch tall|
I then moved on to a larger project. I am attending a Printmaking course at the moment and this last couple of weeks we have been doing dry point etching ... whatever technique we are learning I try to print at least one image on fabric with the intention of adding texture and interest with machine embroidery. Up until today this has only been a dream - I haven't had the courage to give it a go - this is my first attempt!
I began with this print:
|The before photograph doesn't reflect the strength of colour|
I'm reasonably happy with the outcome ... maybe next time a better image and more practise will improve the finished image. My biggest surprise was to turn over the piece to find that the reverse of the image is actually quite interesting!
Something I definitely wasn't expecting!!