I hand dyed the fabric with Eco-line inks, cut a heart shape from a piece of deep red velvet with a flower pattern. Used blue embroidery thread to creat the stitches and loops. Put a piece of co-ordinating paper behind the heart shape. Enclosed the whole piece between two pieces of black tulle and sewed it onto a piece of dark pink felt. Added ribbons, fibres and organza to the edges and using a heat tool gently singed around the outsides. I hand sewed the beads and sequins to the top layer of black tulle. I computer generated the text 'share the love' and printed it onto a piece of acetate. Using the flame from a candle, I burnt around the edges. I placed a couple of pieces of fibre under the acetate and sewed them onto the base layer. Having kept a couple of long threads I was able to add various beads. I machine sewed the singed heart piece onto the background fabric. I bent a piece of wire into a hanger shape, covered it with pink fibres and hand sewed it onto the backing fabric.
This is a close up of the burnt acetate with the fibres sewn underneath and the string of beads.