softness of Chenille, but it has visual qualities that are desirable too..
One of the things I have experimented with is making imagery using the technique - this is not easy..
I'm fond of landscapes, and this seems like fields and grasses, perhaps
This time, I'm going to use The Technology - but I start every channel with a little snip from my scissors
And the very short channels will be cut like this all the way
Longer channels, however, are much easier done with a Slash Cutter
I honestly thought this was a majorly stupid buy until I had used it the first time..
What a nice toy..
Slip the cutter into the channel, push (along, not down) and it slices neatly through all the layers at once
Do check to see that you have reached the base layer in all the channels
And Washed again (note, this was photographed wet, so it looks rather dark) Note how much the leaf has blended in, and the colours of the underlayers emerged...
Here's a cushion I made - the chenille is made from the 8 layers of the colours round the outside.. This one has a similar leaf, and change-of direction sewing