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Study in Pastel #1

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Pastel Study#1

Created in this Craftsy Course

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 Romantic, Classic, Whimsical, Traditional
Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton batik, various yarns and threads, fusible fleece, wonder under

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Experimenting and learning! Some things I tried are successful; others not that great. Since there are no mistakes it all comes together. My regret is that after I finished the handwork I had a freak accident that injured my index finger. It will be a month or two before I can do any handwork.

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun! Ask what if? and go for it. There really are no mistakes!

Joanna Strohn on craftsy.com

Sweet! Like the random movement of the embellishments and the variation of colors in the material . depending on how you look at it, you almost have a topographic map of the countryside complete with farmland and undulating fields of various crops, I must be in a whimsical mood this morning, lol - at any rate - beautiful :)

06/12/2012 Flag

This is wonderful. I love the colors and the texture. Your attention to value really pops your lines and embroidery stitches.

06/12/2012 Flag

Love your ribbons.

06/19/2012 Flag
KHP on craftsy.com KHP

JDT Love the flow of colors, shapes and textures in your study! Do you use hand dyed fabrics?

06/19/2012 Flag
JDT on craftsy.com JDT

Not yet. I just took a workshop with Sherrill Kahn and am enthusiastic about starting to dye and paint again. That needs to wait while a finger injury heals. Hoping to have a day in the studio this weekend!

06/20/2012 Flag

Beautiful! Did you have any difficulty with couching the eyelash yarn?

06/25/2012 Flag

Not really. If you look closely you'll see that I stitched at the top (corded) edge. I tried to use my fingers to keep the eyelashes flattened as I stitched. I really like this yarn!

06/26/2012 Flag

Not really. If you look closely you'll see that I stitched at the top (corded) edge. I tried to use my fingers to keep the eyelashes flattened as I stitched. I really like this yarn!

06/26/2012 Flag