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Recycle Revamp Rescue 2

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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 Retro / Vintage, Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? Old frayed cushion cover. Machine embroidery. Couched threads/wool. Hand embroidery. Quilting fleece/batting for strength.

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What are you most proud of? I really enjoyed making something beautiful out of something that most people would have thrown away as it was old, frayed and stained! It was particularly appropriate that I used some old embroidery threads that my Mum gave me when she found it too difficult to sew any more.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it!

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Extremely special work! Simply elegant and beautiful.

04/30/2013 Flag

Thanks you for such saying such lovely things about my work. I haven't often shown it to others so it's wonderful to know that people appreciate it. Thanks again.

05/04/2013 Flag

Obviously I should have said thank you not thanks you!

05/04/2013 Flag

Absolutely incredible! A great inspiration, thanks.

04/30/2013 Flag

Thank you for this comment - I'm so pleased you found my work incredible and inspiring. I'm fairly new to putting my stuff 'out there' for comment and it's lovely to read such kind comments.

05/04/2013 Flag

This is gorgeous. I love the colours choice of stitches. Well done on saving your mum's cushion - I bet she is thrilled!

05/01/2013 Flag

Oops, sorry - that should be colours AND choice of stitches!

05/01/2013 Flag

Thanks so much for your kind comments. The colours are very much my favourites and I really enjoyed making up the stitches as I went along - mainly based on straight stitches and crosses as carol suggests - and yes, Mum does love her two new cushions from old. Thanks again.

05/04/2013 Flag

Really gorgeous ! Love your choice of colors and stitches. What a wonderful idea of making something from a discarded item. Holds memories like nothing new can ever do!

11/14/2014 Flag