Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
Type of item: Home Decor
White cotton fabric (repurposed curtain material); ric rac, sari cord, rattail, perle cotton, glass beads, sequins, metallic thread
What was your inspiration?
When I had finished the couching and machine stitching stage I realised I had the outline of the hill above my farm in Pembrokeshire (Wales, UK), then I saw I had the water of my local reservoir, the fields, beaches and the sea. It was all accidental but I suppose it demonstrates that I am inspired by my surroundings.
What are you most proud of?
All of it! I had never tried anything like this before (I usually sew tote bags and clothing). I hadn't done any hand embroidery since I was eight years old and I've only recently tried machine embroidery.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Jump in and have a go! It's such a fun thing to do and I found that it really made me think of more things I can do with my sewing machine (other than straight stitch, zig-zag and buttonholes!)