This little project has been gestating for a long time. I can't even recall where I picked up these vintage sewing/home pdf's. They've been sitting inside my computer for ages.
I remembered them last fall. And from there -another five months to make it happen.
I didn't want to do traditional embroidery on a traditional kitchen towel. I wanted to make some thread art with a scrappy feel.
|There's seven in the set.|
|This was my inspiration|
I raided my overflowing scrap basket for tiny pieces of fabric. From the background white to the luscious pale pink for the kitty seamstress.
I used Wonder Under - a double sided fusible webbing to cut and attach pieces. When you iron them down - they don't move as you seam along the raw edges.
I sewed my kitty down first. I had to re-do her right paw later when my sewing machine covered it up. I added scraps, stitched forward, reversed, forward, reversed again. This took a few hours of squinty sewing.
I used my frixion marker and a pencil to draw and for placement marks. I did learn that my frixion blue pen which is supposed to magically disappear when you iron it did not disappear on the gray sewing table fabric. It left a ghost line. Good to know.
I couldn't find a red scrap big enough or the right shade for the rug and in the end went with the thimble fabric. A more red scrap would have been better, I think. But I like this. It turned out like what was in my head.
This is a gift for a dear sewing friend - can't name her as it is now winging it's way towards her.
I also feel I am channeling my 70's upbringing making two hoop artworks - one after the other.
I can't show you the backside which is pink felt because I didn't iron it before gluing it down.