Friday, May 5, 2017

Free motion stitching ferns

This morning, I had errands, and then my standing lunch date with friends. Except for a few small patches, the snow has gone from our yard, so I took an hour plus to do some outdoor work before the rain. Gord took the afternoon off to get a few things done outside too. Of course, once the chores were done, he went to hit balls at the golf course. Its opening soon. I've been packing up my baby quilt blocks to take tomorrow to our second last sewing day for the season. I made the decision last week to put a hold on some fiber art pieces because I was feeling scatter brained with the pending monoprinting workshop and the preparations for that. It's all organised now.  I couldn't help but try a wee bit of free motion stitching on one of the gelatin mono prints. 
It's one that didn't come out as I'd hoped but I  think the stitching really helps --as it often does.
I've no idea what it will be for yet. Maybe a bag. Yesterday, I tried another method to make a stamp. I drew some flower shapes with a low temp glue onto craft foam. 
I see potential for all kinds of printing. I'll be taking this along to show in the workshop. You can make stamps using a glue gun onto a pressing sheet. They peel off but stand alone or would have to all be connected. The craft foam base means you can create an overall design with some elements unconnected.
Here are my latest socks.
Happy Friday!  


PaintedThread said...

Love those ferns!

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

I like your thread choice for the fern leaves - it's the perfect colour. :-) Happy stitching!

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm enjoying watching the ferns come along and thanks for the tip about the hot glue gun - would never have thought of that!

Caffeine Girl said...

Hi! I come to you from Mereknits. I am just getting into quilting, and I love what the free-motion stitching did to your ferns. I tried free-motion once and discovered it's not easy -- at least not at first! But I'll keep trying.

Anonymous said...

The stitching on the ferns is gorgeous. I love the idea of using low-temp glue and the socks are beautiful. I can't believe your workshop is almost here.