søndag 14. november 2010

November Quiltie

My November quiltie was made for Margreet in The Netherlands. Her theme is nature. The background is made of silk, both yarn and cocoons were felted onto a piece of handdyed fabric. The technique for making the tree is an interesting one. A piece of fabric is mounted in an embroidery hoop, then a hole is cut and setting the machine for zigzag stitches, one sew from one end of the hole to the other several times,. To finish, one gather the threads to make the branches with more zigzag stitches, and the cut out the tree. I used a variegated thread in grey for the tree, it's supposed to be a birch!