Breathe

This was my first foray into machine embroidery; the technique I used to stitch the lungs. The stitching surface is pieced from sections of plain and patterned cotton fabrics. I used sun-resist fabric paint to create the blue/green section on the left of the piece, with pieces of vetch plant used as the resist. The blue/green fabric on the right was printed using heat transfer paint with grass leaves as a resist.

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I hand stitched the pieces together before hand stitching the wording. I added a few embroidered flowers.

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