Look at this ghastly mess, such a lot of stitching as well hand and machine. I had wanted to use the heat gun on it expecting the black scarf swopped for chiffon (BIG mistake) as the fabrics below were a bit 'in yer face'. Of course I had not tried out the scarf with the heat gun.
This is what it looked like after the horrendous smell (remembered to open the window and wear the mask)
So mark one nuahty sample:
Layer with pre-felt - bought cheaply at Alexander Palace then add scrim - bought at Festival of quilts. Hand dyed velevet & cover with a chiffon scarf care of the stash.
Spend hours and hours hand stitching, Kantha style using 2 different threads
The reasure wax on the burnt mess looks like little beads.
So endeth sample one
Today I thought I am going to do something with the rest of this huge piece. Fortunately I had not charred the whole A3 sized piece but just a corner
Fingers drumming on desk hhmmmmm, ah ha I will use the soldering iron instead & my hotstamps.
Well I have not even bothered to photograph the horrid mess - I hate this black scarf that is like tar grrrr
Onto mark three
When I was getting the hotstamps out, I dislogged my Clover Slash cutter - ah ha light bulb moment
Cut off a sliver of the bad boy
So onto the large piece
Then finally I attacked it with the heat gun from the reverse and voila a good sample.
Gotta go out now, am thinking of layering sample one onto sample 3 and maybe throwing sample two in the bin - what do you think???? Was it worth all that effort??