One of my friends paints gorgeous flowers on silk. She does not however sew a stitch. I had the pleasure of turning several of her pieces that were tucked away in a drawer into wall hangings. I quilted the fabric to give the flowers some definition and made sleeves to insert dowels at the top and bottom (for weight to make them hang straight.) We were both happy with the finished pieces. I don't have a good photo of one done, but hope to have a picture of them hanging in their home! Later.
Here are some details while in progress (with basting still in):
I have experimented with applying pieces of fabric to a heavy non-woven interfacing with liquid acrylic medium. This is a small 4x6 inch sample. I have machine and hand embroidered on it. The result is a firm, flat image that would be easy to frame. I am working on a larger piece which may be awkward to maneuver on the machine, will see!