I wasn’t happy with my Stitch Challenge using sheer fabrics on the stick I found on our neighbour’s nature strip.
Determined to re do, I chose a Japanese Maple leaf as we planted 2 of the trees over the weekend.
The leaves turn pink in the Spring.
The leaves are red burgundy in Autumn.
It was this leaf that I chose to do my challenge.
I took a photo, uploaded it to the computer and printed it for the pattern.
Fabric - Japanese silk lining using a stab stitch. Very different to the usual way I appliqué
The background is a piece of eco dyed fabric.
Placed the leaf on a piece of white photocopy paper in the sun to get the shadow.