Punga Fern

16 Apr 2010
Views: 1,073
Comments: 8
Average rating:

This type of fern is very common in the forrest and bush in NZ.

I used quite ugly rayon and synthetic fabrics to make this sandwiched between washaway stabiliser and machine embroidered the fern design, then washed it, dried it and trimmed back to the edge of the stitching, and very gently melted the edges with a soldering iron to get a good finish. I then glued my Punga fern to a painted stretched canvas.

I'm real pleased with the finished piece and can have lots of new ideas for this technique.

+ Add a comment


on 17 Apr 2010 4:01 AM
on 17 Apr 2010 4:06 AM

I think this is real interesting work, and it is really  neat work, lots if dimension and character.  love it.

Anne lundy wrote
on 17 Apr 2010 8:27 AM

This is excellent !  beautiful work,  Looking forward to seeing more .

meta1 wrote
on 18 Apr 2010 1:43 AM

It is nice, maybe the background could use something else, I don't know what though.

lauraruiz wrote
on 18 Apr 2010 1:35 PM

Great idea; sandwiching the different fabrics, then stitching the shape and finally cutting away the excess.  You've given me lots of inspiration.  Thanks.

cousette wrote
on 19 Apr 2010 1:38 AM

That's quite good, this technnique gives a very good result ! by the way, I love ferns...!

Bronwyn9 wrote
on 19 Apr 2010 12:39 PM

Thank you everyone for your comments, it's always good to hear what other people think.

Dale Kathryn wrote
on 10 Jun 2011 9:33 AM

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your technique.