Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The Lilly pond in progress

Yep, that's an iron-not very often you'll see one of those in my hands I can tell you. This ironing job is special though, I needed to iron the calico which will form the base for my Water Lilly project. I know calico is easier ironed damp, but my sewing is often done on the hoof so I had to grab the moment and get on this morning. Once I had sworn the worst of the creases out I got out my Pebeo Setacolour paint and brush. (I only have one pot of fabric paint- how lucky that it was this slightly sparkly soft blue colour!)


I have watered the paint down a little here and there and actually wonder if I should have dampened the fabric and worked wet-in-wet. I ironed again to set the colour and got a few more creases out of the now damp fabric. I do like the watery effect but want to soften it still further with a layer of lilac crystal organza, (at least I think that's what it is!). This is now trimmed and pinned on and the next stage is to get the hoop down, my box of blue threads out and start couching that gorgeous wool!

12 comments:

Sharon said...

Those colours are beautiful, hurry up and finish, I can't wait to see it!!

meplusmolly said...

Ooo yes can't wait to see the stitching! ;0

Kitty said...

What a wonderful project - the colours are so gorgeous. x

Tip Top said...

Can't wait to see it!

JuliaB said...

Looks interesting! Can't wait to see it. x

Jackie said...

This is looking very exciting.

Fabric Nation said...

this looks really exciting!

Zoe said...

i am so excited, its very strange seeing something you created being taken to the next step. But really good.

Zoe said...

i am so excited, its very strange seeing something you created being taken to the next step. But really good.

wonderwoman said...

that looks like its going to be amazing.

xx

Jacky said...

Love it... those colours look beautiful. Cant wait to see your waterlillies.

Jacky xox

Karin said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece, bet it's going to be amazing!