Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini embroidered canvas

In addition to the shopping and quilt sight-seeing at the FoQ I also took part in a fab workshop -
"Embroidered Seedheads".
This was such a fun way to spend a few hours in the evening and I was really pleased it was a workshop where I came away with a finished outcome (rather than something that gets put in a drawer, one day to be finished but never sees the light of day!).

We were each given a little kit that contained a chunky canvas, bits of fabric, organza, netting and scrim. Shown some amazing examples, clearly explained each stage and then off I went!
It was also great that the workshop was using my favourite machines - Bernina!

So after I had secured my fabric with bondaweb it was off to free machine embroider over all the different pieces. I went with a linear pattern.

Then when all my different pieces of fabric were stitched down the edges were trimmed and then neatened with a close zig zag
Then it was time to decide what kind of seedhead we wanted to embroider on. I did a bit of drawing by freehand first to get an idea of design and scale before heading off to the machine. This was the really scary part in case I sewed straight off in the wrong direction!
Canvas prepped ready for the embroidered picture
And ta da! You can see that when I got home I spray painted the canvas a chocolate brown colour before re attaching the embroidery
Loving how this worked out and will definitely be making a few more of these!


Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Hi there found you on crafty blogs. I love what you have done here. Such a simple process but the effect is great and I'm a sucker for a seedhead

House of Pinheiro said...

Hi there,, lovely crafts....xx

Maria said...

What a great idea. I think I just might be able to do something like this. Many thanks