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Dimensional Leaves, Twisted Cords

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Sizing Other
Style Whimsical, Eco-Friendly, Cute, Classic, Funky, Casual
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What materials did you use? Leaves: batiks, floral wire or pipe cleaners. Cording: 1" strip of colored plastic bag, various ribbons or embroidery floss or yarns (Sari yard works great!) or trims - can add wire

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What are you most proud of? learning techniques from friend Teresa!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? See comment for instructions for leaves. Make cords by knotting ends of several bits together then zig-zagging over twisted bits once. Twist again and zig-zag again... repeat if necessary to make round cord. Note: add wire to initial bundle if you want to shape your cording! These are gorgeous. Thanks again, Teresa!

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Our club members made these leaves using a simple leaf shape pattern and 2 layers of batiks. Stitch, turn. Stitch 1/4" away from outside of leaf, then center channel for "veining", then rays of channels going out from center. On back make tiny slit in fabric to insert pipe cleaner or wire. Easier to slide in pipe cleaner if tip is bent back a bit. Shape it!

02/25/2014 Flag