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from a pale grey sky

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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Taken on November 25, 2010