Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsThis was made using techniques learned in the Stupendous Stitching course. Same process as the needle booklet and pillow I posted, just another use.
The smaller one was made first and I learned how important it is to use some rat-tail or other binding to finish it off and prevent fraying. I'm not very good at the corners yet but each one gets easier!
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Whimsical
Small piece of fabric Couching materials Embroidery threads and needle Fusible interfacing and cotton batting Sewing machine & various threads Eyelet and setting tool Small piece of hemp
What was your inspiration?
I was actually trying to make something else and it did not work out. So I cut down what I had and turned it into some bookmarks - that's the little one. Today I made the longer one. Again, I made the mistake of using cotton batting inside instead of a stiffer interface...so I just made this one longer to give it more heft.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I could not have done this without first taking the course which is excellent.