Tuesday, January 24

My Sewing Adventure !!

For my ABC Wednesday theme I have chosen to focus on my sewing adventure. Basically I want to be better than I am and want to extend my sewing skills....although I chose A for Adventure last week I am doubling up.....2 for one this week....

A is for Applique.

In its broadest sense, an appliqué is a smaller ornament or device applied to another surface. In the context of ceramics, for example, an appliqué is a separate piece of clay added to the primary work, generally for the purpose of decoration. The term is borrowed from French and, in this context, means "applied" or "thing that has been applied."

Appliqué was first discovered when clothes ripped and needed fixing so they used to sew over the top of the rip patches of different material otherwise known as patch work.
In the context of sewing, appliqué refers to a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures.




B is for Buttons.....



This technique below is called "yoyoing".....I am still experimenting!




All in all, I am pleased with my efforts and hope to show you the finished product next week.......C for completed........??????

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34 comments:

  1. sew there!

    WV: inglys - the language we folk on this side of the pond speak.

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    1. WV:inglys? Not sure what you mean there Roger???

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    2. That's what the word verification came up as!

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    1. Definitely Kath - as you well know. I am very very on the basic level, but we all have to try and start somewhere. Good to know I have experts around me! lol I may well be picking your brains soon.

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  3. your applique is looking good.

    C is for cats :)

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  4. How lovely! Patchwork is really an art in itself! I wish I could do that!

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  5. Keep going Denise. If there is one thing i have learned about sewing machines it is that you need to use them almost every day to get really proficient with them. It really is a case of practice makes perfect.

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  6. love doing yo-yo's very easy to do. Also enjoy your applique.

    Gill in Canada

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  7. I like your colour scheme.Very impressed.

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  8. Bravo and beautifully crafty. Blog looking good too

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  9. Love your applique. Very tasteful colours.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  10. Congratulations, I can't sew at all !

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    1. lol! Gattina you have no time what with your cats etc!!!

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  11. What I love about patchwork is looking at it years later and being reminded of the outfits the scraps of material came from. Lots of memories saved.

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  12. Great idea for a theme, Denise! I don't do any sewing anymore, but I used to make my girls' clothes up until they wanted to wear pants instead of skirts and dresses. My mother also used to knit them the cutest little outfits!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Trousers would leave me cold Leslie! lol I do fancy doing some alterations though - on some of my clothes! Will be a while yet! Maybe D for Dress alteration or transformation?

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  13. So looking forward to seeing the completion of your efforts. Its going to be great. Keep up the good work.

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  14. If anyone really knew of my button stash, they'd probably lock me up! Loved your post!

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  15. Sewing is not my specialty, but I am in awe of folks like you who do sew.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! I am uselss at anything crafty so am full of admiration for those who can!

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  17. Your sewing project is coming along nicely, I look forward to seeing it finished.

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  18. I love appliqué! Isn't it funny how something so beautiful came about out of need? If it were nowadays, those clothes would probably just be thrown away, or recycled but no "mend and make do" thing.
    Lol re C is for Completed! Hope so!

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  19. Oh I so love that yoyoing technique, can't wait to C the C hehehe..

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  20. You're very good in sewing! I can't handle the machine well...

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  21. Adorable Brilliant Clever xx

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  22. I love the theme!! It is all Adorable and Beautiful!! I did "heat and bond" appliques for my 2 month old's onesies last week (still have to blanket stitch around them!) and it was soooo much fun. Enjoy!
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  23. So this is yoyging. I made a clown, bigger disc for bodies, smaller for hands, and middle size for legs. Then I stuffed a round head. Thanks for tell. Was it you I asked recently, I explained how a New Zealand woman had no idea of yoyoing.

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  24. I really want to give this yoyoing thing a try...feeling very inspired after this blog post!

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  25. Hello Denise.
    My wife bought herself a sewing machine sometime last year in an effort to learn to sew. She managed to thread the bobbin & that's about it. It's been sitting unused ever since!
    Very creative.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Breath Of My Poems

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