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« on: April 24, 2012 06:41:34 AM »

I've been screen printing for a while and I started embroidering about a year ago, so I thought I'd try combining some of my skills  Smiley

The 1st piece is made from a mixture of cottons and velvet. I stiched the clouds and mountains down before screen printing a repeat design of my own balloon drawings over the top. I then embroidered colours into the balloons with lots of french knots to give it more texture. My stitches could still use some work (practise makes perfect and all that) but I enjoyed the mixture of techniques and its definitely something I'd like to do more of.







The second piece is also a screen print of my balloon design that I have embroidered into.





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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012 06:53:09 AM »

These are great, but I do love the first one more. Something about the embroidery and the mountains together make it so calming. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012 06:56:58 AM »

I really like the first one with the clouds and mountains, the stitches add so much dimension and detail. Just lovely.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012 07:02:53 AM »

Something about the embroidery and the mountains together make it so calming. Smiley

know what you mean, its hanging inmy work room so i can day dream away

Awesome! I love the first one with the clouds and mountains, the stitches add so much dimension and detail. Just lovely.

All the links to your shop are broken though, I tried to find that straight off, lol Cheesy.

thanks  Grin yeah i am aware - nothing in the shop atm, im trying to upload stuff but folksy doesnt seem to like it  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012 08:27:21 AM »

I love the mix of screen print and embroidery! It looks great and gives so much more dimension to the print. I'm hoping to fool around with my flamingo prints in a while when I have free time.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012 08:53:42 AM »

Those are so cool! I love all the different balloons. And the prints on the fabrics add just the right texture. So pretty!
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I agree with the others, the first one is terrific. I've never screen printed onto fabric - really inspiring.
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