Thursday, February 5, 2009

Antique Suzani Applique'


The pictures above and below feature newly completed applique' for Katie Leede of Digs by Katie. Katie and I share a passion for antique fabric and we love to rescue pieces that are a little sad from wear and tear and give them new life buy doing a "cut and paste" on them in the form of applique'. In this case, Kate used an older washed fabric - a linen - for the base of the applique, and the antique Suzani for the images. The large piece is going to be upholstered as a headboard and the smaller piece is a section of a bed skirt.

The contrasting ground fabric freshens the applique and the image has been repaired where necessary to complete some of the chain stitch that has been lost through the years. I can't wait to see the pieces completed by her workroom. Check out the work on her website by using the link provided above by clicking on her company name.

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