Easter Shapes sewn from Handmade Paper

Easter Shapes sewn from Handmade Paper

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These paper shapes for hanging are sewn from handmade paper made from mulberry and dyed using the classic watercolour technique.

Guide step 1
1.
Lightly moisten the paper with water.
Guide step 2
2.
Scrunch up the moist paper and place it on a piece of plastic.
Guide step 3
3.
Dab water-colour paint, Art Aqua mixed with water onto the moist paper. Let the paper dry. Leave it in its scrunched up shape. Let the watercolour run. This gives a very exciting effect in the uneven fibres of the paper.
Guide step 4
4.
Smooth the dry paper by hand. Draw a pattern using the template for this idea which is a separate pdf file. Cut it out.
Guide step 5
5.
Use a piece of mercerised cotton yarn for sewing the parts together with tacking stitches. Leave an opening of 5cm for filling the shape with polyester stuffing.
Guide step 6
6.
Fill the shape with polyester stuffing and close the hole with tacking stitches.
Guide step 7
7.
Make a four ply piece of mercerised cotton yarn for hanging. Thread a bead, a flower and finally the finished paper shape onto the four ply mercerised cotton yarn You may finish with another bead.
Guide step 8
Another variant
A candle holder cover: measure the paper, cut and sew the two sides together to fit the height and the circumference of a candle holder. You may sew beads and flowers onto the paper in case you want additional decoration.
Guide step 9
TIP!
The ten different colours of Art Aqua can be diluted and thus made ​​brighter. To achieve a very light pastel: 1.5 ml, equivalent to 20 drops, is poured into a refill bottle containing 80 ml of water. NB! The turquoise colour, which is the strongest in the kit is diluted with only 8 drops.
Template
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