Introducing Gallery

I’ve added a Gallery tab up top there, which takes you to photos of finished work, all of which are available (unless it says otherwise). Here’s the latest addition

"Squid," 8"x8" plus hanging loops. Neocolor and hand-dyed cottons, machine and hand stitching.

“Squid,” 8″x8″ plus hanging loops. Neocolor and hand-dyed cottons, machine and hand stitching.

I had the urge to stitch a squid–things like that happen–so I did. This is a layered reverse appliqué (stitch & slash style, except I used scissors), with the blue layer free-motioned stitched first. The blue is created with Neocolor water-soluble pastels, and the red and purple are hand-dyed. The squid’s patterning is also free-motion stitching, with hand stitching to create the eye.

I’ll continue to add pieces to the Gallery page as I finish them.

2 thoughts on “Introducing Gallery

    1. amy Post author

      Hi Melissa, Thanks! I don’t use the Neocolors on anything I’d want to wash. I assume some bleeding would continue because they’re water soluble. Once the fabric is dry, I iron it, and there isn’t any rubbing off while I’m working with it. But I wouldn’t use this process for quilts meant to be used, or tote bags, anything that might get wet or need washing.

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