The July issue of Sewing World Magazine is in the shops now and I was delighted to see that my appliqued linen clock made the front cover. I took my inspiration from the gorgeous bookplates found in antique Victorian texts, when entomology was a popular pastime for the educated middle classes!
I used a 30cm diameter clock making kit which made the whole process very straight forward and the resulting impressive timepiece would look really elegant displayed on the wall of a lounge or garden room.
I also gave designer credit to my lovely son George who whipped out his protractor to draft the seconds increments at perfect 6 degree spacings - I hate maths and he loves it!
In keeping with most of my projects, the main technique used was free motion machine embroidery which is basically drawing with thread! I love this type of raw edge applique as it is so adaptable and suitable for any design, modern or traditional. I don't lower my feed dogs to achieve this result as I prefer to simply use an open-toed foot, so I guess strictly speaking mine isn't actually 'free motion'!