Purses – take two!

I’ve been so busy working recently that I haven’t been posting on here about my work, so the next few posts are a bit of a catch up…

Following on from the Holburne purses I created another series of purses, these ones were based on abstract flower designs.

To create the designs I used a combination of heat transfer print with hand and machine embroidery.  The background image is applied first through heat transfer.

Heat transfer, with purse outline in chalk

Wadding stitched to the reverse of the main fabric

Embroidery is added

Hand and machine embroidery over heat transfer

Cut out and ready to be made up

Labels and lining are added

Almost finished

Just the frames to go

And this one too

The final three