Continuing with photos of my fabulous day with Lauren Shanley, having created what might be a cushion cover, in cotton fabric for the first piece, Lauren then suggested we use some silks and a strong element of black in the design.
It was great to do this as I would never choose to use black – always good to step out of what one usually does.
She showed me how to make some appliqué flowers:
and apply with straight stitching to encourage some fraying.
I love the stained glass window effect of using the black in bold statements.
And am delighted with the two pieces which are different but look related – if they do turn into cushions they will sit nicely together and also go well with the granny square cushion that is waiting for some friends to party with on the sofa.
The frustrating thing is that I have had to order an embroidery foot for the sewing machine, hopefully it will arrive tomorrow and I can have a play full Saturday, filling in with swirly lines and adding more embellishments.