These gorgeous brooches feature a free motion embroidered panel mounted into a coloured metal brooch back. A stunning gift for yourself or a friend.
This handcrafted brooch features a free motion appliquéd liberty fabric hare on a green wool background, with embroidered flowers. The brooch back is a coloured metal with a clasp.
I start the process by choosing a liberty fabric to match the backing fabric. The hare is hand drawn and cut out before being free motion appliquéd onto the fabric and a tiny black bead is hand sewn for the eye.
The next stage is to add grass and flowers to compliment the colours of the fabrics. This is done by free motion machine embroidery, think using the sewing machine needle as a pencil and you will have an idea of the process. It is all done by eye, no computer programmes involved, so everyone produced is unique.
The finished panel is cut to size and glued into the brooch frame.
The finished brooch is approximately 5cm x 4cm, and comes wrapped in tissue.