Friday, October 31, 2008

Fortuny Applique'


Recently I created a new border using a Fortuny fabric as an applique' on a Michael Smith Jasper Collection velvet. The design is inspired from an architectural element in a book on the work of Alberto Pinto.

I simplified the design, adhered an iron-on backing to the Fortuny and sent both to a company that could laser cut the pattern. Once that process was complete, I could iron the Fortuny in place on the velvet, then outline the shapes with cording and chain stitch. This pattern is suitable for both drapery and furniture.

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