Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Work on Wednesday

This is my last day of 5 days off, back to work tomorrow for 4 days.
Have been spending time between my sewing room and watching the Olympics, and trying to ignore housework!!
Project this week has been my  Bamboo Wallhanging.
It is a pattern meant for stencilling but I am very pleased with how it is converting to applique.
Very much like a mosaic.

This was the start about a week ago. Background is an upholstery fabric and the leaves are raw silk.
I am using gold mettalic thread and a not quite satin stitch on the edges, straightforward but time consuming.
Found an early problem in that even with fusible web the silk frays very quickly.
This section I put all the pieces on at the same time and last ones to be sewn needed the fraying removed before I could stitch. At least my stitching is giving a neat edge.

For section two I only put the larger leaves in place and sewed them first the added the smaller pieces.
This has worked much better and I now have section 3 finished as well.

Section 4 is started, but have to go and get more thread then back to sewing this afternoon.
I do wish I had gone out earlier though as it is now bucketing down, after brilliant sunshine first thing.
After the final leaves are done there is calligraphy representing the four season to go in the upper right corner. I am still thinking about this as they are going to be the trickiest part.
Have a good week everyone.
Will be visiting blogs later.


  1. Awesome Jenny as usual! Looking forward to seeing it finished.. Cheers

  2. Fabulous Jenny. So different to last weeks but just as eye catching. So glad you have a blog now so you can share, many thanks Anne Marieke for getting Jenny up and running as I love been able to see her work now. Cheers Glenda