Well, here is a project that I decided would be a fun way to experiment with these pencils. I have sewn out a series of redwork designs on my embroidery machine. I backed the fabric with a thin layer of cotton batting, hooped both pieces and sewed out the design. RJ is my up and coming cowboy so this will eventually to him. My plans are to color each design with my Derwent pencils, then work on an unusual setting for the blocks. I have cut the fabric large enough to give me some leeway on block size for the final arrangement. When I quilt the finished top I will quilt it using another full layer of 80/20 Hobbs batting and will do some fairly tight background fill around the designs. With the two layers of batting and the tight background fill, the designs will look like they are trapunto. Neat huh? Here are some pics of a few finished and a few left to color. Learning more with each block.
Until next time…BE HAPPY …Karen
This is such a great idea for mixing mediums and will create such a great cowboy quilt. Are the pencils colorfast?
Yes, they are suppose to be after you heat set them. I also use a thin coat of textile medium on them. It acts like water and brings the color out more vividly.
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Hey! Wonderful blog page and that is the perfect quilt to showcase. Very eye popping. Loved both sites
It was great talking to you today. Thanks for your nice comments on the blog. Did you see that you can scroll up and down. There are around 14 or so posts. I’m trying to post at least six days per week. It’s been fun and people are enjoying some of it anyway. K
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