Instructions1. Take the pre-embroidered piece of fabric and paint the design in any look you wish. I painted the leaf motif in alternating tones of green and a selection of bright colours for the flower motif in a fairly random pattern.
2. Allow the fabric paint to dry for 24hrs, then iron on reverse side to fix the colours.
3. Pin the backing fabric onto the painted fabric so that the ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Retro / Vintage, Funky, Romantic, Classic
A 110cm x 75cm piece of fabric with machine embroidery, a plain piece of white fabric for backing, fabric paints, fine brush, 75cm of velvet ribbon, no. 10 crochet thread and crewelling needle, scissors
What was your inspiration?
I've been trying to develop a steady hand in embroidery but have yet to reach that target. In the meantime, I started exploring different alternatives to achieving a similar look - as if Id completed a piece of embroidery myself! So I started with a pre-embroidered piece and made it my own by bringing it to life as a wall-hanging.
What are you most proud of?
This is an original idea, and a twist on regular fabric painting. Actually, my focus is on the finished look - that of an embroidered piece of unique fabric-art.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Choose a piece of fabric with fairly large spaces to fill in with paint as the smaller spaces demand quite a lot of time and patience, as well as some care to keep the paint from running outside the outlines.
Stick with it and complete the project even though you may feel a little overwhelmed half way through! The final effect is well-worth the effort and wait. Have fun :)