Monday, 22 September 2008

Module 1 - Chapter 10 Inlay Appliqué

Insertion Stitch Sample

The following insertion stitches were used:
- simple insertion stitch
- entre-deux en faisceaux noués (sorry, my book with embroidery stitches is in French)
- twisted insertion stitch (entre-deux au point torse)
- buttonhole stitch (entre-deux au point de feston)
- knotted buttonhole stitch
- the last two sets of stitches are machine stitches which can be changed in width and length

Simple Counterchange

I used Procion dyed handmade felt for these samples. Variegated embroidery thread was used for the darning stitches and the little stars.

Interchange Sample 2 A

A simple cross shape with a square opening in the middle was cut out and interchanged with sample 2B. The sample was then decorated with simple straight stitches. The little triangles on the four sides and the middle square are made of decorated fabric.

Interchange Sample 2B

A templar cross made of decorated fabric was bonded to a plain background. The finished sample was decorated with chain stitches.

Samples 2A and 2B would probably have been more interesting if I had used a smaller shape to cut out.

Interchange Samples 3A and 3B

A templar cross and a grid shape were interchanged. (Diagram below). Two different machine stitches were used .
I deliberately did very little embroidery on these samples because I thought they would have looked too "busy".
The orange "fabric" used is in fact a very delicate painted Japanese paper that has been bonded to a felt background.

Counterchange Sample

Fabrics used: decorated, , dyed coton popline

'Mock' Insertion Sample

The same cross shape used in the interchange samples 2A and 2B was used, but cut up in different sections.

Because of the different layers (fabrics, sometimes decorated , bonded to felt) hand stitching is not very easy.

Decorative insertion stitch by machine is not easily controllable when you have to stitch turns. Therefore, I stopped the stitching, turned the fabric and started stitching again.

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