Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fabric leaves




Today I was raking leaves and the thought occured to me that some of the leaves would make interesting shapes for fabric leaves. I made freezer paper templates and cut them out from fabric, added some snippets of contrasting fabric and used orange thread to create the veins with free motion embroidery. I cut out some shapes in the fabric leaves to suggest decomposing areas of the leaves.

Now what to do with these! I may just have to make a fall theme doll and incorporate these into the dolls costume. Stay tuned to see what materializes!

12 comments:

Gufobardo said...

oh, I want to see where you will use these leaves, very wonderful! can we exhanges our blogs? Stef from Italy
www.gufobardo.blogspot.com

Glittering threads on the wind said...

Way cool, what a awesome Idea. Now what you going to make with them? I wanna see that too!!!

Janet said...

Hey Patti - love those leaves. You are going down similar lines to me in so far as its not always dolls! I am about to start a C & G machine embroidery course which I am so excited about. Id love to link to your site too - are you interested?
www.teddystyle-janet.blogspot.com

Shashi Nayagam said...

These look beautiful and I am sure you will think up something wonderful to use them with.

Anonymous said...

Patti Your fabric leaf project is very imaginative and the doll you are making from the fabric is too! Love and Hugs Dianne

michelledolls said...

Hi Patti,
Yours leaves are gorgeous, very Fall looking, looking forward to see how they get used.
Hugs, Michelle

Heera said...

Love your new fall line Patti. I love fall and all those beautiful oranges.

hugs...heera

Colleen said...

Patti, I lovethese leaves. Great texture!

lovestowearhats said...

Can't wait to see what you use these on, these are beautiful!

Yvette said...

These are beautiful! The first fall leaves I have seen this autumn. Ours haven't changed yet and it is still really hot!
Can't wait to see what you do with them! :o)

Cindibee said...

Now that is really nifty. I love the threadwork. I shall have to experiment around with this technique, if that's cool with you. I only got my new sewing machine at Christmas and am always looking for new opportunities to play with its free-motion capabilities.

LynAnne Smucker said...

These are really cool. What kind of fabric did you use? Did you use anything to stablize the leaves before doing the embroidery over top? I haven't had much success using my machine to do this type of thing so I'm always curious how other people do it so successfully.