Hi folks, well I shall explain the way I have made my little dragonflies !
1. Find a ''dragonfly outline drawing.''.....Google images have hundreds
2.Trace the outline and transfer to your ground fabric, which is placed in a hoop
3. Trace each double set of wings only, and transfer onto a organza ribbon
4.Cut each set of wings out very carefully with sharp scissors.
5.Place the organza wings in place on the transferred outline that is in the hoop and sew into place with feather stitch.
6.Now very carefully sew tiny buttonhole stitch around the two wings on both sides.
7.Now sew french knots for the central body in a variegated thread.
8.The long segmented body can either be done in rows of bullion stitches or
a thicker cord can be couched down in segments to make it look realistic!
9.All legs are done with straight stitch in a thick black sewing thread.
10.Two tiny metalic beads are sewn in position for the eyes.
Any questions, dont hesitate to email me (BIKERDCR@AOL.COM) and I will explain further if needed !!
Look closely at the close-up photos to help you !!!
Use your imagination and try holographic ribbon and specialist threads,
Variegated thread looks fabulous , look in your stash and see what wonderful
p.s. A very important point That I forgot to include......................
USING BONDAWEB OR IRON-ON VILENE ON THE BACK OF THE ORGANZA WINGS
WILL HELP STOP THE ORGANZA FROM FRAYING !!! APPLY THIS FIRST THEN CUT THE WINGS OUT !!!