Applique

Applique Wall Hangings

Applique is a process in which pieces of fabric are sewn or pasted onto another backing fabric to create beautiful designs. Applique wall hangings are very attractive and have gained great popularity. It is often combined with other types of needlework like kadai, embroidery and others. Applique is widely used in different parts of the world to decorate one's surroundings. Decorative materials like beads, fabric, sequins, stones, fish scales and leaves have been used for applique in the recent times.


History of Applique

The word applique has been derived from the French word “appliquer” which means to be put on or to lay on. This process of decoration has its origin in the Egyptian period, when a canopy of leather was appliqued. In many cultures, things like quilts, curtains, covers, garments for religious purposes are also appliqued. The appliqued works for religious purposes consist of religious symbols. Patterns like animals, birds, folklores, abstract, human figures are quite common in applique wall hangings .Applique is suitable for both small-scale as well as large scale works but every material might not be used. In case of applique wall hangings a wider range of material and fabric can be used.


Useful Tips for Applique Wall Hangings

There are mainly two ways of designing for applique. Firstly, one can work directly with materials, various cutting shapes, arranging or rearranging them and stitching them in any possibly attractive way without proper planning. Secondly, one can make attractive applique wall hangings by properly planning the entire arrangement of fabrics, colors, motifs and shapes. The colors and texture of the different fabrics must be carefully chosen. Proper bonding or stitching is another important aspect which should be taken care of while making applique wall hangings, as a matter of fact, bonding is much faster and simpler than stitching.


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Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 54"x20"




 
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Size: 54"x20"




 
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Size: 54"x20"




 
Applique Wallhangings 24
Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 36"x36"




 
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Size: 36"x36"


 
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Size: 36"x36"


 

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