Rags to riches

What do you do with your fabric scraps that are too small for quilting?

I am fortunate to know Sam Molloy, the lucky recipient of this latest batch of my scraps.  Sam makes the most amazing free motion embroidered works of art and can make use of some of the smallest fabric scraps.

Here is just one of her beautiful creations.  I just love the gold embroidery around the rim of this cup and saucer.   You can find more of her lovely pictures on her Folksy shop.  Her technique includes not only embroidery and appliqué but also painting to emphasise details that really make the pictures come to life.   They really are gorgeous!  

Those of you who attended the Sewcial last week will have seen Sam demonstrating her technique whilst creating a fabric cupcake.   Tasty and no calories!  Sam has a detailed tutorial if you weren’t able to make the Sewcial and would like to have a go making your own textile work of art.

The next Sewcial will be held on 1 July at St Anne’s Hall in Wendover.  It is a great opportunity to work on your own project whilst meeting and learning from other local crafters.  Contact Fabric HQ to book your place.

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