Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsI just followed Carol's instructions on the course with a few adjustments because the cushion cover was frayed and disintegrating.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Eco-Friendly, Retro / Vintage
Old frayed cushion cover. Machine embroidery. Couched threads/wool. Hand embroidery. Quilting fleece/batting for strength.
What was your inspiration?
This was one of two old cushion covers, which I rescued from my Mum's house. It was frayed and disintegrating but she was very attached to it, as my cousin had made it for her, and she didn't want it thrown away. It seemed ideal as a project for 'stupendous stitching'. I just followed the course instructions but had to quilt as I went along to give it strength, so there are no separate quilting lines of stitching. The hand and machine embroidery successfully mended the frayed areas and covered up any stains!
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.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just go for it!