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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Lavender cushion by Brenda


Good morning to you all, Brenda here and I am excited to be sharing my Lavender Cushion which I made using one of the beautiful new fabric panels for the show on Hochanda when Lesley launched them last month, there are six different designs available, you will find the one I used here and the others here.

The fabric has a lovely soft finish but is very sturdy and will take inks, acrylics and various colouring mediums, I used watered down acrylic paint and coffee on mine, the latter because I wanted to give a slightly vintage feel. Firstly I added a watery wash to the areas around the Rose, left it to dry for a few minutes and then coloured in the flower and flourish with the same colours but of a slightly thicker consistency. I added a few highlights to the leaves with a cream acrylic pain, again watering it down a little.

When I was happy with the colouring I stitched it to a piece of cream cotton (inside out) leaving one end open so I could reverse it, filled with Lavender which I had bought in France in the Summer, sewed up the end and then stitched the string pearls all around the front edge to decorate.

These fabric panels offer something really different to expand your crafting and I do hope you will give them a go as they are such fun to work with and make super gifts.

10 comments:

  1. Your cushion is stunning Brenda, love the gorgeous edging, Kate x x

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  2. WOW this is stunning!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. What a great idea to make a lavender cushion Brenda, and the added string of pearls goes beautifully round the edge. The lavender coloured rose looks great too and the colours have taken so well on the fabric, testament to its super quality. x

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  4. Beautiful lavender cushion, your colouring is fab.

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  5. Wow, amazing lavender cushion, really gorgeous!! Love the colouring and the pearls all around!!

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  6. this is a great idea ! and the cushion is splendid

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  7. Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful, just delightful. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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