Saturday, January 10, 2015

Is Repousse' Actually Trailing?

I've heard about Tony Minieri's repousse' technique and seen photos of it but I never have tried it.

So I was quite excited to see Tracy Franklin talking about something similar she calls trailing. She posts lots of hints, too!  I am not sure they are exactly the same, but if you wish to create a dimensional couched line, this is something to try.

If you are curious about Tracy's Crathorne bug project, click on the title header and scroll down until you find the November 13 entry where she starts working on this original project.

UPDATE:  I think Tracy's technique isn't actually repousse.  Here's a tutorial by Ruth Schmuff.

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  1. After learning this in a Tony class I used this technique for the lizard tail on my 833 Halloween Hooter and the chicken feet on P-2 The Hen. The twisting part is a little bit of a pain, but well worth it for the results!

  2. Are trailing and repousse' the same, Peggi? Based on your Tony class and Tracy's bug project description? I know Tony uses fewer threads to taper something in repousse....

  3. after studying the technique for trailing it is definately NOT the same as repoussé!