Over Christmas I kept myself busy working on the reverse applique for 3 panels of my coat:
And this week have focused on some further sampling to decide how to add some additional embellishment to the coat surface.
These include creating machine cords and couching these down. I have also been printing with puff paint and aqua suede to create interesting textures using paper doilies as a stencil – tying in with the whole house coat and domestic theme.
Couching using embroidery thread:
Couching machine threads, french knots and applique puff paint print:
Appliqued doilies treated with puff paint and aqua suede:
Puff paint doilies with beading details:
Aqua suede prints with beading:
Printed doilies with couched machine threads:
The next stage is to select the combination which will work on the coat and to get busy….