My friend Carol has been in the hospital almost a week now. She had surgery & later developed complications . I feel so bad for her being sick & having to be in the hospital, especially this time of year. I decided to make an Angel for her.
Here is how I did it: First I made a design out of plain paper. I cut out the pieces & taped them together just to see how they would fit. I could trim the paper & retape until everything fit together well.
Once I was satisfied with her dimensions, & took her apart.
Using a wash-away stabilizer (Aqua Magic) in my hoop, I laid the paper piece on top & stitched around it.
After I got the initial outline done, I laid wire over the stitched line, & did a zigzag stitch over the wire.
I left wire tails on the ends for attaching pieces later.
I filled in the design. That thing on top is hair, to be flipped down in back of her head.
Here are all 3 pieces after the threadplay is done.
Next I trimmed away some of the Aqua Magic, & attached the 3 pieces together, then ran warm water over her, until the stabilizer was washed away.
Here is how she looks finished, front, side & back views.
This is post number 498. Remember I’ll be giving away a Threadplay piece to one of you who comments on post 496 up to & including post 500.
Merry Christmas my friends!