Royal School of Needlework-- 2015 Courses

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mary Moss --Snowflake Applications #1

This snowflake was made for one of Mary's grandsons, Landiss. After Mary ironed the shiny side of the precut pattern to the material, she applied 3-D paint all around the pattern (1/4 inch) as well as filling in the inner areas with paint. If paint other than 3-D is used, it must be heat set with a dry iron. This is a quick way to transfer the snowflake pattern to fabric for use as a child's quilt or to frame it and hang the snowflake on the wall. I asked Mary if the paint were difficult to needle, if one decided to needleturn the pattern. It is best to place the needle to the area just a thread or two beyond the paint, to avoid frustration. The 3-D paint does keep the fabric from fraying. Mary uses this concept a lot.

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maritza said...

Margaret, qué bonito este copo de nieve de María. Te quiero preguntar si me has enviado el mio pues estoy preocupada porque aún no me ha llegado y no sea que se haya perdido en el correo. Un beso

Margaret said...

Hi, Maritza. The "Maritza" snowflake is on it's way to you. Hopefully, it will arrive soon.