More progress on my flag for the DailyFlag fundraiser. This week I traced the appliqué pieces, cut out the fabric, finalized the layout and began the stitching. As always, the project evolves and there were a few major changes in this one.
I was careful enough to do mini tests at each step and caught some problems early on. For one, Continue reading Appliqué raccoon flag – II
This month’s craft project is an appliqué flag I’m making as part of a neighbourhood art installation for a food bank fundraiser (Daily Flag for DailyBread). I will be blogging as the project progresses to avoid the mega-blog at the end.
The design shows four raccoons having a Christmas-time romp atop the iconic Leuty Lifeguard station in my neighbourhood. Continue reading Applique racoon flag – I
This feels like the start of a beautiful friendship. I’ve recently figured out how to appliqué freeform shapes onto other fabrics and it is fun! Here I describe my attempts at an appliqué heart, the “hello world” of appliqué patterns and the online resources/tools I found useful. The plan is to use this technique as part of an appliqué flag for a neighbourhood craft initiative (stay tuned for future posts!).
The two things to know when you appliqué are the use of fusible webbing Continue reading My First Appliqué