Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Wall of Roses...

If you like roses then you might like this.....
An applique rose wall-hanging using a binding technique which gives it a stained glass window effect. I like roses, flowers and anything a little Mackintosh-like. This took ages to make and was a lot of fun. I will confess it was not made recently and has spent its time wrapped up in tissue paper! Criminal isn't it? Anyway it is to be listed in Etsy as it needs a new home. It does not come with the hanger as it is the last one I have and I have another wall hanging in progress. I have decided to go back and make some more wall-hangings which I used to do a lot of, mainly commissions, and I sort of miss doing them.

This picture has not represented the colours too well, the bigger picture is better. You can see the dark grey binding which was hand cut, ironed, pinned and machine stitch onto the background fabric.

I used satins and silks for the roses and the leaves.

I am attending a stash busting/ Craft Fair on Saturday at Peranwell on the way to Falmouth and if this does not sell there then it will be listed on Sunday.

My next wall hanging has a fairy theme. I made one for Sophie when she was about two so I shall take some pictures and show that too.

I went to my sewing group tonight and I have finished all of the main blocks, so the next stage is to cut and stitch the strips on the edges to sew the whole thing together. Then it is the bit I do not like, quilting it without puckering all of it.

XX

8 comments:

summersadie said...

It's beautiful

twiggypeasticks said...

Lovely, we have McKintosh style flowers on our windows!!!
Twiggy x

jo said...

Thats brilliant, you ae so talented. Good luck with the fair!

Bagladee said...

WOW its fab!! Such great detail. x

Kitty said...

It's wonderful - I really must try that stained glass technique one day. Really effective. x

April said...

that's gorgeous

April xx

JuliaB said...

bloomin' heck! You must have the patience of at least 20 saints!!! That is amazing!! x

Primrose Corner said...

Good grief - that's absolutely beautiful. I do like that MacKintosh look.

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