Walking through the shopping centre today I found that love was definitely in the air – there were Valentine gifts and cards in every shop window.
This has been my inspiration for today.
I have loved working with the rugged woollen textures and contrasting them with the luxurious silk velvet so I decided to work with larger ‘scraps’ today.
Three contrasting wool and tweed fabrics were layered onto a fine wool. These have been attached with free machine vermicelli stitch. I have added silk velvet hearts using free machine embroidery. The piece has been further embellished with hand embroidery using hand dyed threads, a glitter thread is used for running stitch down the right and loose french knots are added to the tweed using a fine cotton perle. A ‘love’ charm is added for accent. The final piece is framed in a box frame.
I will keep you all updated on my next projects with these fabulous textures…….