by Sandra | May 8th, 2013
Lots and lots of Poppies! Although it may not seem like it to you, I thought they went relatively fast.
The only stumbling point where I moved at a snail’s pace, was the applique-ing of the large poppy center black “spokes”. I am afraid you are most likely going to send some colorful words my way when you get to this bit. Just use a batik and all will be well.
If you are a Masochist, then by all means, use a cotton woven material–wha ha ha ha
I have moved along on the birds and am trying to figure out how to do Jason’s Grasshopper justice in embroidery. He keeps asking me if I have got it done yet. He certainly handed me a challenge.
Grasshopper photos give me the Willies so it has been hard studying them for ideas on how to approach the embroidery. I never realized how gross Grasshoppers looked up close and personal. ewwwwww
Here is the fabric list for the Poppy flowers. What a job that was trying to identify the fabrics!
The complete fabric list to date can be found by clicking on the Asilomar 2013 Info tab above just below the header photo. I used oranges, yellows and reds that had a tinge of coral to them if that helps you out any on going it alone.
When choosing blacks, especially for the birds, try to steer towards blue-black. The green blacks aren’t pretty here. I am trying to identify the bird fabrics and will get them up as soon as I do. It can take many hours and days.
Which leads me to a question, “why don’t the fabric companies that produce the batiks keep an ongoing archival catalog?”. With each new line (season), they upload photos so why not create an archive? It would be so much easier to identify these little buggers.
In case you were caught unaware, registration for Asilomar 2014 is underway already! Due to popular demand, I am going to pattern the center design of ”Unexpected Beauty” (smaller wall size version however) for our workshop project.
I will be teaching in Session III and the dates are Mar 14 –19 (Friday-Wednesday). For those of you (like Miss Jody) who hate birds, there are no birds on this design.
Back to my cave….