Oh my goodness I have been well and truely pushed out of my comfort zone! On Monday I attended a workshop over at Elm Farm Studio in Essex with my friend Linda - the guest tutor was Vendulka Battais from OliVen, and were doing a Dream Catcher workshop. Prior to the workshop we prepared our background fabric - I used this VERY bright orange and pink batik - and quilted it very simply, so that on the day we could start straight away with free motion quilting feathers and making feathers with organza. I had such an amazing day!...
...we also learnt how to weave the perle thread onto a covered hoop, which wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be! This has been hand stitched into place on the background piece. The feathers were going to be embelished with Marabu fabric paints, and I decided the more bling the better!! Beads were also added to the perle thread that the feathers were hanging from. Linda gave me a few beads that she'd brought back from a trip to India, and they were perfect for this project...
...a double row of piping was used as once again I couldn't decide which colour to use so used them both! Then a wide binding was added to frame it - unfortunately I didn't have any of the background fabric left to use for binding, so chose a darker shade of orange batik. A narrow quilt sleeve has been hand stitched to the back, and now it's all ready now to hang on the wall of my sewing studio. I really am thrilled with this wall hanging! Vendulka bought some beautiful samples of her dream catchers along to show us and they really looked amazing - have a look at her FB page and Instagram page if you want to see them too. She will be at Festival of Quilts this year, and I'm really looking forward to seeing her stall there.
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