FABRIC COLLAGE, THREAD PAINT AND INKTENSE PAINT
I was inspired to create this little colourful bird in different mediums. The technique that was used here is fabric collage and thread paint however, the background was painted with Derwent’s Inktense paint blocks. Pebble quilting covers the whole background. It is in the private collection of Mrs J. Thatcher.
YOU WILL NEED
- 40 x 60cm bull denim or artists’ canvas
- Two sheets of Loomtex batting 45 x 65cm
- Backing 45 x 65cm
- Scraps of interesting 100% cotton with small prints on
- Isacord machine embroidery threads to thread paint
- Isacord machine embroidery thread to quilt
- Matching all-purpose thread
- A reference picture of a bee-eater
- A light box
- A marking tool
- A sewing machine of which the feed dogs can drop
HOW TO GO ABOUT CREATING THE BEE EATER
- Paint the background in a suitable colour Derwent Inktense paint and wait for it to dry.
- Use the light box to trace your design onto the bull denim
- Place the correct colour fabrics
- Thread paint these in place on your machine
- Layer quilt top, two layers of batting and backing
- Quilt, using your favourite quilting design
- Put a facing on and sew in place at the back
- Sew a hanging sleeve and a label on the back
Enjoy your own bee eater!
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