Thank you for joining me on another Friday Flashback.
This week I am bringing you another Iridescent Embroidery Film Collection – All That Glitters – Angels.
This collection was first designed back in 2009, as I was in Houston, at the Houston Quilt Festival.
I had just found this gorgeous Mylar Film, and I really wanted to get to work creating with these designs. I can remember sitting in my hotel room, at 3am (I stayed up late so that I could talk to the family back in Australia), and playing on the computer.
I had been storing these beautiful Angel designs on my computer file for a few months, and hadn’t worked out how to best interpret the designs. The original artwork that I had purchased was in watercolour, and I really wanted to remain true to the designs, and give them the elements they deserved.
When I look at these designs, the words that come to mind are elegant, calm, and serene. The girls were about 3 ½ years old at this stage, and were into all things fairy. I wanted something that I could create something for them, whilst at the same time, have it not be totally “babyish”.
There are 10 different fairy designs in this collection. As I look back through the designs, I am reminded of how much I love these designs. I spent a lot of time creating these designs, so that the dresses on the beautiful angels look like they are flowing, and moving with the angels.
The way I created these designs was to have the Iridescent Embroidery Film on only the wings. I firstly stitch the wings in a block of colour, and then we apply the Iridescent Embroidery Film and stitch over it. You will notice each of the angels has a naïve style face, showing eyes but no mouth. I think this adds to the elegance of the design.
So far with these designs, I have created a beautiful Christmas wallhanging, with the Angel with the candle, and the message of Christmas. I have also used these designs on t-shirts for the girls, and naturally, the obligatory quilt.
The main question I get asked when talking about Iridescent Embroidery Film (or mylar), is regarding the care of the item. Iridescent Embroidery Film is completely able to the washed in the washing machine, dried in the dryer, and even ironed (although I do this on the wrong side of the garment).
Initially when I created this collection, we gave away the first design in this collection as a freebie. You can access this design HERE. As a thank you to all of our loyal customers, for the next week we are also offering a second All That Glitters – Angels design as a free download. Simply click HERE to collect your copy.
Thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with me, I hope you have enjoyed looking at this collection, and that it has inspired you to stitch for a loved one.
Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day. Julie.