2021 Topic 13: Tiny (News) Print
My local haberdashery shop sells some lovely strips of material which all come wound together and look absolutely beautiful and very appealing! They were slightly wider than the spool and do fray badly when cut, so I decided to go for a fairly rough look! Not one that would have been approved by my Needlework teacher at school, the aptly named Miss Pattern. Despite being quite heavily patterned I thought they would take the tiny print of the Words 1 plate.
I stamped randomly with Archival Ink (Coffee) and really loved the effect. The stamping really does blend into fabric.
I used some matching plain calico to stamp the quotes from Alison's Work and Play Edition. Again the Archival Ink works well on the calico (I always like to keep my colours the same once I start).
The stamped quotes were stitched randomly onto the fabric ...... but trying not to cover up too much of the background tiny print stamping!
Once these were in place I was able to add some small bits and pieces of lace and muslin and other embellishments. They need to be quite narrow and not too thick in order that the roll is able to be rolled.
To cover the back of the fabric strip I used Collage Medium to paste dictionary paper onto another piece of calico. Initially it didn't look as though it was going to work but once it dried it was fine to work with and adhered to the calico well.
The two pieces were then sewn together and attached to the spool. This was the hardest part of the project as I used the sewing machine but thankfully the wonky stitching is hidden within the lace and muslin!
To decorate the top of the spool I used more of the dictionary paper and made some tiny roll up flowers (my initial intention!)
The flowers are easily made from a circle of stamped cardstock, cut into a spiral and then wound into a rolled flower using a quilling tool.
I used a 1.5" circle punch which was the perfect size when rolled up for this project. Distressing the edges also gives a nice finish and once glued I tend to squash them a bit!