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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Abigail Mill inspired embroidery

Had lots of fun making this free motion machine embroidered picture,  already planning the next one. 
I was bought a lovely book written by textile artist Abigail Mill, I will put a link at the end of this post. 

She talks you through detailed instructions on how to create 5 free motion applique projects and inspires you to put your own stamp on the designs. 
This is my take on one of the projects in the book.

Lots of organza fabric used in the background and just rummage through your fabric scrap boxes for the other elements,  sand , grass,  huts, etc.
It was great fun free motion is one of my favourite sewing techniques,  first used it on my quilts,  so really enjoying these smaller projects. 
I also love the 3D effect of the raised items in the front of the picture. 

This is the wonderful book I used,  I can highly recommend beautiful photography and detailed instructions