My project list has been stalled lately...but now I'm back on track. Here's how I'm spending my evenings.
It screamed fall to me.....so I've gathered beads and set out to create a maple leaf.
Marking this type of fabric is very problematic....but I figured out a solution for projects like this a long time ago. The design is sketched onto a piece of Pellon non-fusible interfacing which I always use anyway as a stablizer when beading.(it's white but looks tan in this photo...sorry about that)
I'm not a fan of spray basting but do utilize it for this step.....by lightly spraying the wrong side of the fabric to secure the interfacing. Next, using an open toe embroidery foot...and contrasting thread in the bobbin.....the design lines are stitched.
Which are visible on the right side. Not quite so much in this photo but well enough for me to see when I'm beading.
I ALWAYS secure my work in a Q-snap frame for beading.....and use a portable cutting/pressing board to help support. My work station for evening stitching is a denim couch and all too often accompanied by a large black lab!!
The veins are finished and the tedious (yet enjoyable for me) task of securing seed beads onto the felted wool has begun. Getting the right angle of the lines has been a challenge, causing more removal than I would like but I think I'm now on the right track.
I'm linking to: Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop, Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Sews, and Richard and Tanya Quilts.