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IRIS APPLIQUE

The Iris Applique is for all levels of stitchers. Three Iris's are appliqued using organza and silk fabrics on a silk fabric background.

The most behind Iris is appliqued first using variegated organza fabric.

The right and left Iris's are appliqued in silk fabrics and embellished with embroidery stitches.

The leaves are also worked in organza fabric, silk fabrics and embroidery stitches.

The kit comes with the organza and silk fabrics clearly labelled so that you can easily identify which fabric is for which petal and leaf, the silk fabrics are additionally prepared with a piece of lite HeatnBond ironed onto the back of the fabric to prevent the silk fabric from fraying. The white silk ground fabric comes with the design hand drawn on.

You are provided with templates for each of the petal and leaf shapes which you draw around and then apply individually to the silk ground fabric. You are provided with enough silk fabric to cut out three of each petal or leaf shape incase you make a mistake when cutting out the shapes.

There are detailed instructions and diagrams for the application process and for all the embroidery stitches. I have written the instructions with the beginner in mind.

I am offering free correspondence and free on going critique for this kit, for more details go to - Free on going critique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 7 inches (17 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 1/2 inches (11 1/4 cm)

KIT CONTENTS

Instruction Booklet  •  A Piece of Off White Silk Ground Fabric 14 inch by 14 inch with the Design Hand Drawn on  •  Three Pieces of Organza Fabric  •  Five Pieces of Silk Fabric with HeatnBond Ironed onto the Back  •  7 Shades of Au Ver A Soie D'alger Silk Threads  •  No. 10 Embroidery Needles  •  No. 18 Chenille Needle

KIT COST

Iris Applique Kit: $65.00 Canadian Dollars

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I recommend stretcher bar frames to work applique embroidery in as you can get excellent tension on all four sides of the embroidery resulting in smoother stitches. For information about the frames visit my Embroidery Frames webpage. (Parcel Mail costs apply to stretcher bar frames).

12 Inch Stretcher Bar Frame and Thumb Tacks: $15.00 Canadian Dollars

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The Iris Applique kit comes with one No. 10 embroidery needle. As these fine embroidery needles can be difficult to come I have given you the option to order extra needles below.

Packet of 15 Crewel Embroidery Needles Size 10: $3.50 Canadian Dollars

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Three Metal Top Wire Needle Threaders: $1.00 Canadian Dollars Each

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MAPLE LEAVES

Five Maple leaves are embroidered from small to large on a tea dyed silk fabric.  Not only do the leaves change in size but also in colour and technique.

We begin with the smallest leaf which represents spring. The leaf is

worked in the technique of needle painting (long and short stitch) using one strand of the DMC embroidery floss. The veins and stem of the leaf are worked in couched down hollow gold pieces.

Leaf two (the next largest) is also worked in needle painting with couched down hollow gold for the veins and stem, darker DMC embroidery floss's are used to reflect the change in colour of the leaf.

The third (middle size leaf) is worked in a combination of applique and needle painting. A piece of silk organza fabric, with a piece of net over top is applied to the base fabric in the shape of the leaf. Needle painting is worked over the top of the leaf. Areas of the leaf are left unembroidered revealing the organza fabric and net underneath. In the exposed fabric areas, a Blackwork pattern is worked over top in colour.

The veins and stem are worked in the same method as leaf 2.

The fourth and fifth leaves (second from largest and largest) are worked in a combination of applique and Needle painting. A piece of silk organza fabric with a piece of net over top are applied over both leaves. The two leaves have needle painting (long and short stitch) worked just around the edges of the leaves, each leaf is worked in a slightly different shade. Both leaves have a Blackwork pattern worked over top of the organza fabric and net in different colours and different patterns.

 

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 1/4 inches (10 1/2 cm)     Width: 7 3/4 inches (19 1/2 cm)

EMBROIDERY TIME

40 hours

Unpicking time: 7 Hours of embroidery.

THREADS AND FABRICS USED

  • DMC Floss'

  • Red silk organza fabric

  • Red net

  • Madeira Metallic Machine Embroidery thread - Copper and Gold

  • Gilt Check Gold no. 8

BACKGROUND FABRIC USED

  • Tea dyed silk fabric

  • Muslin fabric (goes underneath background fabric)

 

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HUMMINGBIRD

The Hummingbird is worked from a colour picture of a Hummingbird.

First the fabric has been hand painted using Dylon threads. The design is drawn on the fabric, the fabric is then placed in the frame with a piece of organza fabric over the top to diffuse the colour of the base fabric.

The piece is now ready to be embroidered on.

Three different shades of grey synthetic fabrics are sewn onto the design for the wings of the hummingbird, embroidery stitches are used to outline individual feathers and to shade the feathers.

A selection of the flowers are embroidered with long and short stitch using two strands of Eterna Silk.

Japan gold is sewn down on some of the flowers and then silk threads are sewn over the top.

The body of the Humming bird is worked in shadow trapunto. Backstitch is worked around the head and back of the bird and down the center lined with blue rayon thread, and around the stomach of the bird with white rayon thread .

Over the top of the padded shadow trapunto body, embroidery stitches are worked in the rayon threads.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 7 inches (17 1/2 cm)     Width: 5 1/2 inches (13 3/4 cm)

EMBROIDERY TIME

40 Hours

THREADS AND FABRICS USED

  • Synthetic grey metallic fabrics.

  • Kreinik metallic cords.

  • Eterna silk threads.

  • Japan thread, gold and bronze.

  • Synthetic grey metallic fabrics.

  • Rayon threads.

BACKGROUND FABRIC USED

  • Hand painted 100% cotton fabric.

  • Blue synthetic organza fabric.

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