The top photo is of a shirt and skirt I purchased at an op shop. The shirt had a linen bodice with an oversized collar that formed the sleeves as well. I'm not sure what the collar/sleeves fabric is. It withstands a hot iron and although quite a loose weave is fairly stiff. It has a lovely lustre and I think it might be ramie. The skirt is 100% cotton and quite thin. My plan is to make 5 petals like this one and five petals from the cotton fabric. I intend to put the ones with a sheen at the front and the matt ones at the back to form a flower with 10 petals. I may put more stitching on these leaves - especially round the edges - but I'm going to wait until I have made all 5 to this stage. This is to reduce the risk of running out of the variegated rayon thread as I would like all 5 to have a very similar appearance. This one petal has taken hours already! But that does include lots of mucking around auditioning fabrics and making paper petal mockups to test the final size.
Hi and Welcome! I am an artist living in Ellenbrook, WA. I like to draw, paint with acrylics and make artworks on paper with pen and ink. I also like to play with all things textile - fibre, yarn and fabric.
After 12 years in business Lizard of Oz no longer sells shapes for English Piecing or fusible applique and has closed the website. Patchwork with Busy Fingers or The Quilt Fairy may have what you're looking for. Liz is now spending more time creating her own art works.