Friday, October 03, 2008

September arch

My Mojo is slowly coming back! yey! I did some sewing for the first time in a while last night. i made and arch for Judy and she wanted a tree and leaf theme. I used Grace's idea, she is a friend from my C+G class. I layered up little offcuts of organza on to a stretchy velvet and stitched sort of squiggly tree markings, then I used the soldering iron to burn through the layers, and make it look like knots in the tree. then i used tiny snippets of organza between 2 layers of dissolvable and FME'd over them in a leaf pattern. I disolved the fabric and then stotched them to hang from the top of the arch. The leaves have curled - on purpose - to make them look really autumnal! not bad for my first bits back.

10 comments:

Summerset said...

I love it! Being born on the first day of autumn, I'm partial to pretty fall leaves.

Kayla coo said...

This looks like an exciting project.
Lovely work.

Annica said...

Looks great! Very autumnish (is that a word?)

Sandy said...

I love that arch. It looks so rich.

Genie said...

Lovely Arch,love the colour and Textures

Cathy W said...

It's fabulous!
You've inspired me yet again!!!

Altered Route said...

Just popping in quickly to say "You've been tagged"!
Connie

Jackie said...

Clever mojo! Clever you.

Linda said...

Love those leaves - they're amazing!

Joanna van said...

This is great Carol. I can see how your experiments are paying off!