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angielou1
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2014 06:58:29 PM »


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And Angielou, I have to admit I like the BACK of your batik page even more than the front. Maybe it's the simple, clean thing again, but it really makes those shapes seem so mysterious!

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To tell the truth since I don't have a darning/embroidery needle I used straight stitch and hoped to make sure I got the shapes right Grin. and the second layer didn't show up. There's another layer of pattern under the Batik but I guess I did it wrong  Huh but there's always practice,
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« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2014 07:12:30 PM »

"madcrafter" just pm'd me and said she used a Moe/Reversed application? technique.I was trying to figure how she sewed it together  Roll Eyes. I'll have to look that up. I LIKE IT.
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« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2014 08:36:13 PM »

The kitten page I made for Angielou1 was done using a technique called Mola.  Mola is a applique fabric technique used by the Kuna Indians who live on some of the Blas islands off the east coast of Panama.  It is a reverse applique technique traditionally made from colorful fabrics.  Simply you stack the colors you want to use and baste them together.  Then trace a shape on the top piece and cut near the outline.  Then using small stitches fold under the top layer using the outline.  Then you do this until you get to the bottom layer.  On the kitty I decided to cut out just around the face and tummy on the last layer, sort of like a stray cat we feed.  Then I couched some Brazilian thread like a vine and added leaves and spider roses.  The spider roses were made in sizes 4 and 7 mm silk ribbon in a bright fuchsia.   The cat definition is a parody of a "Blackadder" quote.  If you want to try Mola work there is a good book called "Molas, patterns, techniques, projects for colorful applique" by Kate Mathews.

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« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2014 09:05:34 PM »

I love the array of techniques!
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« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2014 09:12:15 PM »

I probably need glasses Roll Eyes Sorry about that. M O L A . Will remember that. It's an awesome technique. I thought at first it looked like quilting but I couldn't figure out how you did those edges Shocked
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« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2014 06:57:36 AM »

More awesome pages! Also digging all the new techniques. I have a lot to add to my "to try" list!
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« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2014 01:57:42 PM »

Pioneer9 let me know that she received my pages!  Since she can't post pics, I am going to put up the scans I took before I sent.

This was inspired by something I saw on her pinterest. A house with words...she had also said that she liked some of the thread painted flowers I did in the previous swap, so I had to add a few of those.  The back is a batik fabric and the front is all batik scraps plus some paper...so it is a pabric page! Grin



The second one uses the fabric I dyed using the Japanese shibori technique of wrapping cord around the fabric while it is on a tube.  I used some of the cord as well.  I kept it simple because I thought the fabric should be the star of the show.



glad you liked them, pioneer9!
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« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2014 02:06:58 PM »

The kitten page I made for Angielou1 was done using a technique called Mola.  Mola is a applique fabric technique used by the Kuna Indians who live on some of the Blas islands off the east coast of Panama.  It is a reverse applique technique traditionally made from colorful fabrics.  Simply you stack the colors you want to use and baste them together.  Then trace a shape on the top piece and cut near the outline.  Then using small stitches fold under the top layer using the outline.  Then you do this until you get to the bottom layer.  On the kitty I decided to cut out just around the face and tummy on the last layer, sort of like a stray cat we feed.  Then I couched some Brazilian thread like a vine and added leaves and spider roses.  The spider roses were made in sizes 4 and 7 mm silk ribbon in a bright fuchsia.   The cat definition is a parody of a "Blackadder" quote.  If you want to try Mola work there is a good book called "Molas, patterns, techniques, projects for colorful applique" by Kate Mathews.

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That's pretty much what I do on my pieces, but I don't turn the edges under and stitch, I just leave them raw and either wash the piece to fray the edges or just rough them up to get some fraying. I tend to stitch the whole pattern at once, then cut out areas going as deep into the layers as I want or just cut along the center line of spirals and let them fray. The more layers of scraps, the fluffier the fraying.

Wonderful techniques on all these pages!
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« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2014 02:10:21 PM »

Chenilling is the fraying one. right?  I like that technique better for me since I like that "messy" look...I sometimes do not have the patience for reverse applique...but I love the technique, too!
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« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2014 02:19:56 PM »

Yes, chenilling is the fuzzy/messy method. I like it to. It's tactile and funky and fun and rather abstract. All things I like...and maybe a bit lazy as well because you do not have to be so exact!
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