At last this is finished, well almost, just got to cover the back. My plastic garden is where plastic grows among the weeds and grass. The plastic enhances the look of the garden, instead of making it a dump. Plastic can be seen in a positive way, when it is placed carefully on a scruffy grass verge, and decorated. This is the future, 100 years from now there will be many gardens and grass verges like this.
I have used a piece of green baize from a snooker table for the background. Blitzed it with scraps of fabric, wool, felt, fleece, and mesh fruit bags. Free motion stitching to hold it all down. This was difficult to do because it kept getting tangled in the sewing machine foot. I used an open toe foot, maybe a closed toe would have been better.
I have been collecting plastic bits for a while. The colours are so vibrant I don't like to throw them away. I made holes in them with a map pin so I could hand stitch into them, then stitch them onto the background.
Blue bottle tops with circles of coloured sticky back plastic on them, joined together with wire at the back and star shapes stitched onto them.
Phew, that's taken a long time to make, and a few hours to make the video, take the pictures, and write it up. I think I'm due for a rest. ilona
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