Embellished Knit Samples

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Not making too much of a mess on the kitchen counter, and getting the stencils removed and repositioned without smudging the fabric paint! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Most of the commercial stencils available at my local crafts store were not suitable for this method, as the shapes and motifs were either too small, too complex, or both. For the reverse applique technique, most or all of the shapes should be large enough to cut away the center about 1/8" inside the edge to reveal the under-layer fabric.

What you will need

  • Cotton jersey in 3 colors ("peacock"
  • "grape"
  • "midnight")
  • acrylic craft paint
  • commercial stencil

Q&A with Venus de Hilo

faux nom asked:
Very nice! Great colors, and I love the bird stencil. Are you thinking of repeating it all over, or just having spot embellishments?
Venus de Hilo answered:
Don't know yet! Ideas are percolating. My Muse leans toward whatever method will require the most work, but perhaps she will go easy on me this time.
DaisyandFlorrie asked:
Love the colors!
Venus de Hilo answered:
Hah! You did not witness the MONTHS of dithering that led up to a color decision. Ended up ordering the sample cards, and it was still tough to choose.
PSCD asked:
How interesting. I love how you are experimenting. I'm sure whatever you choose will be really beautiful.
Venus de Hilo answered:
Thanks... already I want to make more of these blocks (after I cut out garment pieces!), and combine into a throw or shawl.