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Aqua Stitch Sampler

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Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Whimsical, Casual
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What materials did you use? Hand Dyed Cotton; Cotton, Rayon, Nylon, and Mylar threads for machine stitching; Acrylic, Nylon, Mylar, and Polyester "yarns" for couching; Cotton, Perle cotton, Silk, Rayon, Nylon and Mylar for hand embroidery; Sulky Blendables and Superiour King Tut cotton for Quilting.

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What are you most proud of? I tried lots of different threads and stitches both hand and machine. I didn't get too hung up on matching colors and the result was nice. I decided I really like size 8 DMC perle cotton and didn't like size 5 DMC perle cotton. Good to know for future shopping expecditions. I was all set to finish this with black rattail binding when I remembered one of the yarns that I couched was a nice dark blue. I checked it and it was the perfect finish for this project. I didn't go with my first thought and the result was great.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is fun improvisational process. The design develops as you go along and can change as you add the layers of stitching. Relax and don't plan to much. It's a great excuse to visit the yarn shop/emboridery shop and pick up all kinds of odd bits and pieces. Also a great way to use interesting stuff from your stash.

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You really got the whole point of the class! Experiment without fear. Nice result!

09/24/2012 Flag


10/04/2012 Flag

I like how you crossed the couching lines. Love the colors.

10/06/2012 Flag