Friday, February 8, 2008

Needlewoven leaves tutorial

Hello all.


I don't wroute a lot of time. We had so bad weather. Even a snow event. Yes ! Yes ! Yes! After 8 years we have had a snow event. But one thing we don't had. We don't had enough sun lite for pictures.

Few days ago (Tuesday, February 5, 2008 ) Allison Ann Aller published a post My Work at Point Bonita. After my comments on here Needlewoven leaves she ask me about my tutorials for nedlewoven leaves using baking paper.

I love to do those tiny leaves to, but i love to use a baking paper under them. It's very easy my keep the leaves very flat and do them in the shape that I want.



1. I put a piece of baking paper on the fabric and drew the shape that I want.I use for tutorial the square shape and yarn for best looking.( See right side of the picture.)



After this I stitched the long stitches in one direction. You can do it in the directions that you want. You can do a measures with the rule for equal space between stitches. In this step you draw on the paper not on the fabric. You can stitch in the diagonal directions. After this you do woven leaves usual way. I don't stitch yarn in opposite direction through the fabric. My leaves attached to the fabric only with two sides. I just press them to the paper during the stitching with my finger when I pull the yarn.This is the finished leaf.


2. When the leaf was finished i pull off the acess paper from the stitched to the fabric side.3. Pull the paper off from one more side.



4. Pull off or push out with the scissors all paper (including the paper under leave).5. Finished leave.With the paper you always will receive very flat leaves. because the paper prevent the tightened of the fabric.


I hope you can understand my English. I will accept all suggestions.

I will try to put a pictures of another shape of leaf tomorrow .

Happy stitching

8 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is absolutely wonderful!!! I can see how the paper would make things so much easier..I can't wait to try this.
Thanks so very much for showing us a better way to make these leaves.

And your English is great!!!!

Allison Ann Aller said...

This is absolutely wonderful!!! I can see how the paper would make things so much easier..I can't wait to try this.
Thanks so very much for showing us a better way to make these leaves.

And your English is great!!!!

Allison Ann Aller said...
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Karrin Hurd said...

Your English is very good, and the tutorial is easy to see and understand. Thanks so much!

Maddie Can Fly said...

Ira, thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this. I think what you call baking paper, we may call freezer paper? Paper on one side and kind of slick waxy on the other side? (Lesa @ CQForNewbies)

Allison Ann Aller said...

I would LOVE to see your 3-D leaves, Ira!...Also some of your Ukranian waste canvas patterns...especially because my grandfather's family came from the Ukraine to America about 100 years ago....
I am just finishing using your technique for the woven leaves..I will post about it later today. Thanks again for that!

Fannie said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. You do great work.

jude said...

this is fabulous, came here by way of sharon b, and though i have done some needle weaving before, the paper idea is very helpful indeed. tks.