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Assembling a Demo

I've been asked (and agreed) to give a one hour demo on-line for a group showing some of the methods I use to add a little interest to otherwise flat landscapes.

Sounds simple.

There's a lot of ways to approach this so I've been going through my boxes of workshop materials to see if I enough samples of different things so I don't have to create new ones.

Part of the issue is the number of things I take for granted or assume people know. As I don't know my audience it's a nagging thought.

Just to get back into the swing of things I sat down yesterday and stitched and filmed the construct of an leaf in badge form.

It's not the only way to do this but it's what I've done in the past. It's a start in organizing my thoughts.

The issue here is how to absolutely avoid any 'draw up' in the base fabric while adding a thread painted component. Off or remote construction seems to me an obvious thing.

Nothing new but......

The use of a hoop is common now but my approach is 'what you can put in the hoop' that wouldn't normally be used.

The example here is using a piece of cotton. After drawing and colouring lightly, several different shade of red are used to fill.

Then it's cut out closely and satin stitched to the background.

In this case the white fabric edge is concealed with the over stitching. Using a red fabric would eliminate this issue but may be a little more difficult to see how the stitching is being laid down.

(This background piece shows other styles of dimensional work.......I'll address them later.)

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