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Autumn Leaves
Machine embroidery with 3D embroidered leaf detail.


This is a display piece I made for my local sewing store.

I started out just testing a sampler disc of new Viking embroidery designs. I loaded the design for the leaf at the bottom and embroidered it onto water soluble stabilizer. After I soaked it in water to remove the stabilizer, it came out wonderfully curled and crinkled and looked like a real dried up leaf. Rather than ironing it flat, I let it dry all crinkled up.

I then combined the leaf outline and detail designs and stitched out the background leaves. After the piece was assembled, quilted, and bound, I attached the 3-D leaf at the bottom.

It started out just as a quickie test project, but I think it's very interesting.



- Don Lusk
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