|Nylon organza pieces painted with Dye-na-Flow|
|Nylon organza hanging to dry|
After painting my organza, it was time to get going with the thread painting. Starting with a photo I'd printed on fabric, I began with the very lightest color first. Much of these pieces were sewn in little circles, to imitate the shape of the corn kernels. At some places it was more appropriate to make little scallops, to add highlighting or shadowing to the kernels.
|Corn with thread-painting over all, including husk|
After the corn itself was complete, I thread-painted the husk. I'm not completely sure about my process here or whether I need to do more (or even take away some of what I did. After the thread painting, I laid some of the organza which I had painted on top and stitched it down. I didn't stitch it entirely over the husk areas, as I wanted some of the pieces to be able to fold back and move in a breeze, like a real husk would do. After sewing it down, I cut around the edge of my sewing.
|Completed corn with the organza husk|
By the way, as many of you know, I'm a big fan of Leah Day's FreeMotion Quilting project. If you're looking to gain skill in freemotion quilting, Leah has just come out with a new class on Craftsy. If you go to her blog, you can click a link and get the class for half price! ($19.99 rather than 39.99.)
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