I have very little patience with patterns, recepis, instructions and general directions. My mother had a phrase for it. She called it a being a pig on ice. What it meant was that you were being a large and confused creature who needed help and refused it in all forms. Of all people, she should have known. She had her own moments of skidding across slick surfaces.
It’s not that I can’t take direction. It’s that I want to know enough about something that the directions can be veryloose. And I want what I do to be unique.
This is why I teach patternless applique. This is why I do it. I want that freedom. I want you to have that freedom.
So for this video I show you how to form a dragonfly of sheer and brocade fabric just by cutting.
Because it’s so simple and fun that even a pig on ice such as myself can’t help but make a great dragonfly every time!
- glitter organza
- tissue brocade
You know, the fabrics you wanted to use but you were scared. Well slide over her, over onto
the ice and join us. It’s a lot of fun.
Thread Magic Garden also has more information on patternless applique and
Next week we’ll show you the third part of the tutorial, stitching soft and hard edge applique!