Sunday, 6 February 2011

Shadow quilting

Another recently finished practice piece from my C&G course: shadow quilting.  It's similar to normal quilting, but with just two layers: a base layer of relatively sturdy fabric with a top layer of sheer fabric and other elements sandwiched in between.

In this piece I used ribbon, jewellery chain, a sequin (oddly without a hole) and a "fake shisha" ring (a blanket-stitched ring which is tacked on top of a mirror, avoiding the need to do shisha stitch).  I'm not 100% convinced about the effect - it's a bit flatter than I'd expected, and the chain looks a lot less chainlike behind the sheer fabric, but may be worth trying with some slightly more 3D objects in the sandwich.  

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