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AFTER hand embroidery

Created in this Craftsy class

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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Casual, Art
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What materials did you use? Home dec fabric, muslin lining, cotton batting, embroidery thread, button A wonderful friend gave me bits and bobs from her knitting stash!

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Carol Ann, I probably need to add some hand embroidery. Suggestions on where and what?

05/08/2014 Flag

This is the first project done on home dec fabric and I love it! I usually do the hand stitching before I finish a project since I don't like my knots to show but I can see a lot of French knots in your oval section in the future!

05/08/2014 Flag

Thanks! French knots will add texture. Yes, I know I should have done the decorative hand work first, but . . . the purse is lined, and I think I can hide my knots between the layers, although the stitching will be more difficult. I thought I liked it as it was, but later I decided, no, you really need more texture!

05/08/2014 Flag

Also, I wish I had done the FMQ with a gold thread or something. It really doesn't show up and makes that area look washed out. Oh, well, there's always another project, which is what makes this so much fun.

05/08/2014 Flag

Carol, nothing looks washed out NOW! Still need a lot of work on my French knots, but they do get better as you go down the area. Okay, you have sold me on the absolute necessity of adding hand work!!! I had never done any beading before. I started just outlining, but that was just so boring, so I just picked up any color and number of beads and adding them randomly, letting the groups go over each other and making the whole area stand out instead of being flat. If I had known how to bead, it would probably never have come out this way, lol,

05/09/2014 Flag

So nice. Its a great Purse.

05/12/2014 Flag

Thanks, Claudia!

05/12/2014 Flag

Wow. What a difference a little hand work and beading can make. Love it!

05/12/2014 Flag

Thanks, Carol! AND I learned I really enjoyed both the hand work and the beading!

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ps I managed to do it all with only one stitch showing through my lining fabric! Much slower than doing it at the correct stage of the project, but at least I managed.

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