Friday, February 29, 2008

Lacey Wings

This is my directions on how I made my lacey wings for the Dark Fairy. Supplies I use:
paper, pencil and pen
black organza
watersoluable stabilizer, 2 different weights
sewing machine
embossing gun

using paper and pencil I hand drew a picture on how I want the wings to look. I place the lighter weight stabilizer on top of my drawing and trace it with a black pen. Sandwich: heavy stabilizer, organza and lightweight stabilizer. Stitch around the design or stitch the block edge.

now you want to stitch the outlines of your wings several times.

Normaly when I do freemotion stitching I take my foot off and just use the shank but on these wings I used forward and my back button. I did a crisscross in each section I outlined, back and forth then did a straight stitch to try to catch all the stitches.

now to cut away the excess around the edges and soak in cold/warm water to disolve the stabilizer. Make sure all of the stabilizer is gone, run under water and squish around with your fingers to get rid of all the gumminess.

I stitched pipecleaners on the top and bottom edge of the wings for posing. then I heat distressed using my embossing gun.

I cut off the extra pipecleaner and this what the wings look like on my doll.


FairiesNest said...

I love tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing. (The doll looks fabulous!)

Robyn L. Coburn said...

I love the look of these wings. What a beauty she is!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

wow- those wings are amazing! Grat job on the doll- I am really impressed!

Robyn L. Coburn said...

I have featured you on my roundup blog, Dolls:Crafting and Collecting today.

best wishes,
Robyn C.

Jeanne Selep said...

Cool instructions. Thank You.

Vintage Witch & Little Scotia said...

Wow! The wings look INCREDIBLE. Sometimes you need to see the steps for a better appreciation :)

Thanks for following my blog, too :)

Clarissa Callesen said...

Thanks for sharing your technique.. very cool effect!

Anonymous said...

ahh cool! they are soo awesome!

Anonymous said...

ahh cool! they are soo awesome!