Stitching in Yorkshire City and Guilds Embroidery

Patchwork & Quilting, Creative Embroidery in Yorkshire

Monday, 22 August 2011

How to sun print

A summer project that you may like to try over the holidays

1 Take a piece of dupion silk fabric and lay it on some plastic to protect the work surface.
2 Paint the fabric using pebeo setasilk. ( silk paint )
3 Now take your fabric and lay it in the bright sunshine, place some keys or other objects that have a clear outline immediately on top of the fabric.
4 Wait for the fabric to dry in the sun.
5 Remove the keys to reveal the shapes of the keys created on the fabric.
6 Now you are ready to embellish your 'background' fabric with stitch