Faded Leaves fabric is made by Wet-Paint Stenciling – one of the new techniques included in Alabama Studio Style. The fabric was first included in our Fall/Winter 2008 Revolution Collection. At the time, I was looking for new ways to color fabric that did not require dyeing. Faded Leaves was the result and here are a few of the ways that we incorporated it into the collection.
Here is a sample of the fabric before sewing:
Using instructions for Reverse Appliqué from page 64 of Alabama Stitch Book without cutting the reverse appliqué and then add bugle beads to decorate center of flowers. Beads & Beading Tools on Page 30 of Alabama Stitch Book and Beading instructions on page 68.
Appliquéd Angie’s Fall:
Faded Leaves fabric for appliqué
Angie’s Fall all-over stencil
White textile paint
Grey Button Craft thread