Try your hand at... ap­pliqué

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Ap­pliqué is a fan­tas­tic first ven­ture into craft­ing with tex­tiles. It in­volves the sim­ple process of lay­er­ing pieces of fab­ric to form a pic­ture or pat­tern and projects can be as easy or in­tri­cate as you like. Fab­rics such as felt are a great place to start, as they are in­ex­pen­sive and don’t fray. Your fab­ric can be fixed to the back­ing in a num­ber of cre­ative ways – try dec­o­ra­tive em­broi­dery stitches like blan­ket, zigzag and satin, ei­ther by hand or us­ing a sewing ma­chine. Have fun ex­per­i­ment­ing with tex­tures, colours and scale.

this Frida kahlo cush­ion, £145, Jan Con­stan­tine, fea­tures var­i­ous ap­pliqué stitches

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