I hope you are all well. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments left on my last post. What I should have said on that post is “It’s for you” is the old fashioned way of saying “Got Text”!!!
I was recently introduced to altered embroidery hoops. Those are fun!! New obsession starting me thinks!
This is one I altered. It wasn’t what I had planned at the beginning so half way through I had to change ideas and try and make things fit but I am happy with it. I used scraps of fabric and kept to four colours of paint so it was an economical project to make.
For the base of hoop I used a scrap piece of curtain lining. I know I have said it before but I find it great for stamping onto. I did coat it with gesso first. When the gesso was wet I pushed some mesh into it which you can see in the top left hand corner and behind the little girl circle above. I stamped the little girl and the script using blue paint and added the circles using a plastic top dipped into some paint.
I stamped and cut out the embellishments and sewed them on to the base fabric. I find this leaves the layers a little bit, I don’t know, bouncier if that makes sense and not so flat. I added a bit of gel medium where necessary afterwards. I did put a bit of cotton wadding behind the little girl piece so it stood out a little. It did make a different. I did make a mistake and put the fabric in the hoop, tightened it up, glued it at the back and then did the sewing. Of course it all stretched and went saggy. Luckily I managed to pull it apart, put the fabric back in and stretched it tight again.
I painted the hoop itself with my fingers and added some paint marks to add a bit more interest.
The wreath is a die cut which I cut three times, glued the pieces together and then painted it.
Crafty Individuals Stamps used:
Imagine Child CI 101 – Had this stamp for years. You can tell by the code number it is an oldy. Love it. Such a beautiful face.
French Script CI 017 – Another old faithful. This stays on my work desk.
Four Postmarks CI 124 – Another oldy but much loved.
The paint colours I used were French Blue, Cream, Brown and White.
Thank you for looking.