Thursday, 19 April 2012

Our creative space...

We are always on the outlook for hand embroidered pieces to use for bags. I found six chinese beautifully embroidered pieces on Etsy, but the fabric is rag fine semitransparent silk.

I decided to applique them on felt with the help of a new needle punch attachment for the Bernina. For that you need wool roving in the same color as the felt.

Normal roving would do fine, but I found, again on Etsy, thin pencil roving and that makes things easier. First I go once all around the embroidery punching the roving on the felt and fabric.

Then I cut the silk close to the embroidery and go a second time with the roving and the needles.

It is a lot of work, but the result is an embroidery totally embedded in the felt and it looks great!

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1 comment:

  1. Such a lot of work, but what a beautiful way to use that gorgeous Chinese embroidery!