21 March 2016

Making Chenille

This month on the FIRE blog, Helen Howes is blogging about fabric manipulation. I have done two pieces so far. The first one was 13 layers of hand dyed fabric.


This is so thick and soft. I will made an 18" square cushion using this on one side and a solid fabric on the other




This is a piece of fabric from Laura Kemshall's Fingerprint collection. She took this photo and printed the fabric with MX dyes. This particular piece is a soft cotton 9" X 9". I used 4 layers of fabric under it carefully not cutting through the last layer which is green. I will make another 18 X 18 cushion using a "frame" of solid hand dyed fabric on one side and solid on the other.





Layers 



Stitch lines drawn with white pencil on the bias grain then slashed with the grain.



Washed and dried


I also have a huge 18 X 18 piece of this print on a heavy poplin and I may use that for he opposite side of he cushion. When my pillow inserts finally get here and I finish these two cushions, I'll post photos.

3 comments:

  1. Turned out great! Perfect application for that technique.
    Diane

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  2. Wonderful...I like this technique.

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  3. I agree with Diane.....a perfect application for this technique.

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