Collaged background onto a base of wallpaper.
Lovely batik fabric from my stash makes great flower base
First auditionsBy lunchtime, all the main pieces were glued down ready for machine stitching.
After lunch it was time to get out our sewing machines.
Good idea of my friend is to have a small test piece to make sure tension is right and to audition stitches. Because we had 2 layers at least in most places (the bottom layer a piece of wallpaper cut to size) there wasn't any problem with machine stitching through the papers. Although I have my gorgeous new machine for quilting, I am still using my trusty Janome Memory Craft 4000 for stitching paper.
Finished with the sewing machine
The back viewEnd of day :
Thought you might like to see the other pieces before any stitch was added, and at the stage we finished our day.
Our hostess stopped to make lunch and our lovely drinks and snacks through the day but still made good progress. Her dandelion heads will be more obvious once stitched.
Even lovelier with the stitching. The piece is now ready for hand stitched details.
By the end of the day, I had done some hand stitched x marks and some bar stitches on the edge of the cream paper.