from a pale grey sky

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    A pale grey sky glittered with crystal bead raindrops, a row of stitched cottages with cute little windows and doors and reverse applique cobbles - stitched on silk

    reverse applique ... instead of applique on the surface of the fabric, reverse applique is where I layered a variety of fabrics then added my dyed silk layer on top. I machine stitched through all the layers, then cut through the silk top layer to reveal the fabrics underneath. Usually the edges would be overstitched with a satin or zig zag stitch, but I wanted a raw edge

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    Carolyn Saxby - Mixed Media Textile Art

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    1. ColourinStitch 40 months ago | reply

      OH my, how amazing, absolutely wonderful work.

    2. Lumilyon 40 months ago | reply

      Love that little scrap of text! Gorgeous work x

    3. lavender&roses - Susanne 40 months ago | reply

      Such a beautiful piece of work Carolyn! I love all of the texture and the crystal bead raindrops are so pretty! :)

    4. alanrharris53 40 months ago | reply

      Have to say needlework is not one of my storng points but this looks brilliant.

    5. Murgelchen94 39 months ago | reply

      Oh, Carolyn, it´s only wonderful.

    6. Willowpoppy 39 months ago | reply

      Your work fills me with a longing to return to my beloved Cornwall. I now live in California, near Grass Valley that oddly enough has lots of Cornish ties. Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful work.

    7. Jenny Henk 39 months ago | reply

      Just incredible.

    8. amberaikenphotography 39 months ago | reply

      Love this...it's so whimsical!

    9. Green Wellies 39 months ago | reply

      Oh, Carolyn...you're a genius!

    10. makeyourpresentsfelt 39 months ago | reply

      so higgeldy-piggeldy - love it!

    11. reneetroy 39 months ago | reply

      So awesome!

    12. peregrine blue 39 months ago | reply

      beauiful work as usual carolyn

    13. ginamatarazzostuff 39 months ago | reply

      So stunning! Just beautiful. :)

    14. Maria S G 36 months ago | reply

      This is such wonderful work!

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