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New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 20:37:39 PM »
I've looked at this competition a couple of times and thought there aren't any new techniques I want to try - but I've just realised one of my next projects fits this,
I need to make some fleece covers for the seats in our motorhome, and can't find anything I like,  The solution came to me this afternoon.  I've ordered some light grey fleece and two shades of blue.  The plan is to use my embellishing (needle felting) machine which has never been used for anything apart from making sure it worked, and hopefully making a design to kind of match the curtains and cushions.

Lilian

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 20:38:34 PM »
I've started on a teddy bear  :S made and stuffed the head, it's a fiddly thing to get it without lumps  :[ sewed the eyes on today.  :thread:
Willing but not always able :)

BrendaP

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 09:36:39 AM »
The lobster is finished and stretched out, just waiting for its wooden frame.

Looks as though I'll have two entries for this one.  Theme at the last couple of art group meetings has been beach huts, and I did a paper collage which I have translated into fabric. 
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The rough collage
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quilted hanging

It's the first time I've done a quilted pictorial wall hanging.  Last year I did an applique piccie of foxgloves which has FMQ but no wadding and is in a frame.  Is the beach huts hanging sufficiently different?
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2019, 09:39:07 AM »
I LOVE that Brenda!   :D 
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Manuela

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 14:44:05 PM »
Is the beach huts hanging sufficiently different?

It is indeed @BrendaP  :)

toileandtrouble

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 16:41:24 PM »
 I am going to have a go at a bias cut petticoat ( if I have time ) Ideally I would like matching pants, depending how fast it goes. I am fed up with slips that are cut for a.much smaller bust.

Lilian

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2019, 17:21:28 PM »
That is gorgeous @BrendaP !
Willing but not always able :)

BrendaP

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 19:35:31 PM »
As the beach huts hanging has sufficient new-to-me techiniques I definitely will have two entries this time around.

I have spent most of today doing the binding and adding the last bits of bling to the beach huts and Mr Amazon has delivered a frame for the lobster.  I just need to get some photographs taken.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 20:40:30 PM »
I tried my idea of using the embellishing machine, but it's not entirely successful, and t'Other Half didn't like it.  So no entry from me this time.

BrendaP

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2019, 13:39:38 PM »
BrendaP's First Entry

What was the ‘new to’ me technique?
Machine stitched 'trapunto' style quilting and use of transfer dyes

Pattern used
A piccie from the web, my own watercolour and a tracing
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A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
Painted the transfer dyes onto thin paper and had a play, then cut the tracing into sections to use as a template to cut pieces of painted  paper which were positioned over the base fabric and ironed (between baking parchment) to transfer the dye.   I think the fabric is poly cotton which is why the colour is fairly subtle, but a loose enough weave for the stuffing to show through.
Then base fabric mounted over a (yellow) backing fabric and the shapes machine stitched around.
The backing fabric was slit behind each segment, chopped up knitting yarn stuffed in and the slits hand sewn closed.
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Bits of hand embroidery and bling added then the whole lot was stretched over mount board and put into a frame.
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Frame apperture 10"x12"




« Last Edit: August 25, 2019, 13:58:12 PM by BrendaP »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BrendaP

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2019, 13:57:18 PM »
BrendaP's Second Entry

What was the ‘new to’ me technique?
First time making a pictorial wall hanging

Pattern used
Lots of images from the web and my own collage to get the feel of it
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A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
Art group had beach huts as a theme, and my effort was a collage rather than a painting.  I used that collage as a sort of template for the fabric version.

It started as an old pale pink pillow case.  Blue and turquoise "Brusho" dye was painted on for the sky, but the turquoise washed out.  Then a layer of shiny pale blue organza to give it light.  The sea is a couple of different blue fabrics topped with a blue organza and the sand a cream fabric, again topped with very fine organza.  I've read that using the organza adds strength.

The huts were assembled as individual units and machine appliqued to the base.  Then the quilt sandwich assembled and machine quilting done around the huts and FMQ over the sand and water.  Then bits of bling added, the whole thing squared up and regular binding done.
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Finished size 21"x13"
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Lachica

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2019, 14:24:11 PM »
That's lovely @BrendaP. I'd have that on my wall, in fact I'd like to have made it. I like the little touches - the bucket and spade and seagulls offset the regular geometric beach huts very effectively. (your lobster has clever techniques too).
Mary
2019 stash used so far: about 10m stash added:5m

snoozi soozi

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2019, 17:13:03 PM »
That's gorgeously colourful @BrendaP very well done :loveit:
👓 changing the world, one stitch at a time

BrendaP

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2019, 19:37:39 PM »
the bucket and spade and seagulls offset the regular geometric beach huts very effectively.
Thank you.

The "seagulls" are actually plastic confetti, I think they are supposed to be doves, and I think I collected them up from a table after a wedding yonks ago.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

toileandtrouble

Re: New to me Technique Contest - 1.08. - 31.08.2019
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2019, 21:15:36 PM »
@BrendaP  Your beach huts reminded me of a nursery blind I made for a friend some years ago.  She had some beach hut bedding and I made a plain off white blind with huts out of shirting offcuts in stripes and plains along the bottom edge.  There was a bucket and spade beside one and a clothes line between two of them with swimming costumes hanging up to dry.  I had a couple of seagulls overhead and because there was so much plain up above, a little aeroplane looping the loop up towards the top.  I used to have a picture of it but can't find it on the computer.  Must have deleted it with lots of others when I was being urged to tidy up my computer. Sad about that, but maybe it is on one of the usb drives lurking around.
Bet you had fun making that one!
My bias slip is still at the stage of one roll of fabric, one pattern (unaltered) and a roll of bias binding.  The binding on the bias fabric, going up to make the shoulder straps, was going to be the new to me technique.  Maybe later.