03 November 2010

Fall leaves

Using a technique adapted from the most recent Quilting Arts Gifts article (they made mistletoe with 2 fused cotton fabrics), I fused a batik to a wool blend felt. The "patterns" were collected off the ground while walking the dog in our neighborhood. Mostly maple and oak, but also one I'm not familiar with.
I use a low contrast pastel crayon to mark the leaf edge on the batik.
Then stitched with variegated thread.
The trick is not to cut it out until afterward, using smallish sharp scissors.

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