The small leafy images that are printed onto the orange background were made from a stamp I created with polymer clay mounted on a wooden block.
|Inks Applied to Fabric and Then Inserted into Hoop|
|A Completed Leaf|
|Owl Print from My Handmade Polymer Clay Stamp|
|Beginning to Thread Pain the Owl|
Note: All my sewing is done on a regular sewing machine. A computerized embroidery machine might make all the stitches totally even, but there is something in me that really likes the element of serendipity when manipulating the stitches myself.
If you have never tried your hand at free motion machine embroidery, you might want to give it a go. Grab some stabilizer (it doesn't have to be water soluble), lay a piece of fabric on it, insert it into a hoop and put the pedal to the metal. You might be happily surprised at what you can produce.
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2014. All rights reserved.