Friday, 8 June 2012

Photo Friday : Peaks And Troughs, detail.

This is a detail from one of my quilts, called Peaks And Troughs.  I think it illustrates beautifully the benefits of working with spunbonded fabric; this is a piece of Lutradur 100 on top of a piece of hand dyed fabric.   The fabric itself is highly coloured and interestingly patterned, as well as having a slight sheen (it is vintage rayon).  I wanted to show that on the surface of the quilt in some places, so I cut back the motif.  To strengthen its visual impact,  I added some fabric paint following the lines of the quilting, to give the swirling effect that you see above. 

How could you apply these techniques in your own work?

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