Saturday, October 08, 2016

Stitching and Slashing

Did you see that squirrel run past????  I had to chase it.   Ha ha.
This is a technique that I originally learned in 2013.  It is called Stitch and Slash. To start I picked four fabrics.  I chose the three batiks and one mottled green that looks dyed (not printed.)
I layered them and sewed a design plan through the layered fabric.  Then I started slashing.  Fun!
Here is the piece as it is at this moment.
I have slashed away most of the top layer of blue.  You can see what is left of it.  Then I started slashing away the red batik.   But on two pieces I had to see what it would look like after I got through all three layers - because you don't slash the bottom layer!  I am thinking that I will really like this one. Of course after all the slashing, there will be embellishments added by machine and perhaps by hand. 
I learned this in a class by Carol Waugh on Craftsy.   The class is called Stitch and Slash.  I was surprised to see that it is on sale today for $14.99 - which is half price. So if you want to join in the fun, click HERE and sign up for this fun class. 

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Barb said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!!!!

Barbara said...

OH no! Don't send that squirrel to NJ! This looks fun and addicting! Did you really slash with a seam ripper? Although batiks are at the top of my favorite fabric list, I love the addition of the non-batik as it helps frame the batiks. You are having way too much fun!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Another "Squirrel!!" - I have/watched that class - but haven't tried it yet - maybe after I catch some of the "Squirrels" that I'm already chasing - LOL - ;))

kathyinozarks said...

this does look fun is this what they also call reverse applique

Marlene said...

I did something similar years ago Gene, but with only two layers. It was on the front edges of a sweatshirt remade into a jacket. It turned out fantastic and I was so disappointed when it finally wore out. I should make another!

Jeanna said...

That is a very neat technique. Love the fabrics.