You will remember that the socks were drawn on white fabric.
I ironed fusible web onto the back of the fabric and cut them out very accurately.
The next step was to audition the socks on different backgrounds, however, I came to the decision that they look best on a plain color and I chose, turquoise Cherrywood fabric. I want to add the orange vintage knitting needles at the top and they would get lost on a patterned fabric. However, I discovered something when I placed them on the background. I hadn’t removed the tracing paper from the fusible so they were a little stiff and they threw a shadow on the fabric underneath.
I like it.
So I’ve photographed them, and I will use the photograph to illustrate the shadow onto the background fabric and then they will look dimensional.
Today I practiced with the couching foot on the Sweet 16. I really wanted to use a pearl cotton to create a ball of wool and the thread coming off the needles.
But I think I need thicker wool. The plan is to have 5 couched balls of wool in orange, purple, green, red, yellow, at the bottom of the quilt and the strands of wool will wind from the needles down past the socks and into the wool balls. !!!! well that’s the plan. Who knows?