As you can see below.....the leaves are now all hand appliqued and stems/center vein have been added.
Thanks to my good pal Jackie of Colorado Springs.......I was reminded there is a less messy way to apply starch to fabric than the way I described yesterday. A small amount of spray starch can be placed in a small shallow dish, plate, or bowl. Then with the aid of a Q-tip...dipped into the solution, transfer the starch to the edge of the fabric motif....wetting it sufficiently to form around the template. Press to hold the crease/fold.
Call me impulsive!!!! Yes, yes.....Jackie's method is the preferred approach and I'm grateful we chatted about this less some of you aren't familiar with it. I admit to being too lazy to leave my studio, go downstairs, & get the proper supplies. Instead, I used the spray starch cap and my fingers.....and not even a proper table covering. Yup, I probably wasted more time in the long run with the clean up that was required!
However, you know I can't stop myself...... To prevent distortion, a thin batting has been thread basted to the top and it's secured in a 11" x 11" Q-snap frame.
Let the beading begin!!
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I'll be beading the leaves to my heart's content....but won't be able to chat with you for several days. Look for my posts early next week......unless I can figure out a way to post from my ipad in my remote location.....I need a 16 year old to teach me this stuff!!
But....of course I can't leave you without saying.....GO PACKERS!!!!!