Hello. How are you?
During the week I took a day off work to attend a class run by the amazingly talented Lara Sparks at the Eclectic Maker, a fabric shop (and online shop) in my home town. I've attended one of Lara's classes previously, a couple of years ago now, where I made a 'Things we Love' cushion. This time I'm making a bird textile picture. The class is run over two separate days, the second one is next week.
This week we were given a ready prepared panel to practice our free motion machine embroidery on before we started on our main project, I didn't want to miss the opportunity of having a Lara Sparks design to keep so I wanted mine to be as good as I could possibly make it! There wasn't enough time to finish it in class so I had a go at it when I got home too.
Above is the panel after I'd done the machine embroidery, I was pleased with it but felt the bird needed some colour, I remembered I had some fabric paints and pens so had a go at it with them.
Then I sewed a border on and, because I think everything looks better with a button or two (and I didn't like the sewing on the year), I added three vintage mother of pearl buttons.
Here is the finished panel, bit rustic but I'm feeling very inspired and have lots of ideas running through my head !
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