Friday, 26 April 2013

Pressed flowers.

I've always liked pressing flowers. I would love to put some into the book but somehow they don't work on the fabric, they're much too delicate and need a firm backing.
This buttercup looked like it might be the best bet. I used PVA glue and stuck it to a piece of wallpaper.


It has an old- fashioned look about it. I thought I could stick it in with the frame but it covered up the butterfly. I cut it out and back stitched it to the fabric.
I never think they look that nice, once you start trying to make pictures out of them. 


I've got a pressed flower book and I don't like anything in it!
That's an old postcard of the village where I used to live. It's machine stitched on and the buttercup seemed to fit with it.


 This is a page from one of Frances Pickering's books below . Lovely butterflies, she's very good at drawing.


I'm adding in some detail to all my printed butterflies with a Staedtler permanent pen.
 And after watching Ann on 'The Great British Sewing Bee' I'm mindful of good preparation. I tacked all my pages together before machining!


 They are machined and ready for the cover and my butterflies are done.

2 comments:

Ali Hogg said...

when is the exhibition....is it after the felting one, ali

Ali Hogg said...

yes, hoping to come along....looking forward to seeing your book, ali