Sunday 7 October 2018

Faux Applique with Joanna O'Neill

Joanna O'Neill - Willow & Rowan

Joanna O'Neill recently held a workshop for the City of York Embroiderers' Guild on Faux Applique.  She brought lots of her beautiful work to inspire us...

Joanna O'Neill - Protection, Healing & Strength

Joanna O'Neill - Dragon Tree (part), Leaves & Lost in a Quilter's Garden

Then, equipped with Markal Paintstiks, toothbrushes and stencils created out of freezer paper (made either from Joanna's designs or our own), we experimented with light and dark fabrics to produce our faux applique designs...

Markal Paintstiks
My faux applique designs

We put these to one side to thoroughly dry as this would take a few days.  Next, Joanna showed us her samples that had been hand or machine stitched in various ways to complete the faux applique effect.  Then, working on some samples that Joanna had previously prepared for us we stitched to create our own samples.

Joanna O'Neill - Faux Applique Samples

My stitched sample...

It was a very effective technique...

Other people's samples

Thank you, Joanna.

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