Bob and Charmayne's hints and tricks

 #4:  Reverse Appliqué

Hints, Tricks, and Tips

Many, many kites use appliqué as the means to decorate the kite skin. I use what is normally called reverse appliqué. You work from the wrong side. Layers are put together, stitched, and then various layers are cut away to reveal a stained glass effect. Black or a very dark color is the top layer with white or the lightest color on the back with various colors inbetween.

 I wrote an article for the American Kite Association's KITING magazine containing everything I could think of about reverse appliqué. Here is that article, in PDF format.  A new window will open.


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