Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
Type of item: Home Decor
Hand-dyed batik, Fuse & Stitch stabilizer, various threads, flat ribbon yarns & silk ribbons
What was your inspiration?
The Craftsy instruction and samples, plus the colorful fabric I chose, which reminds me of a sunset. Also the novelty flat wide ribbon I used inspired me to mimic its distinctive weave with a similar looking decorative stitch.
What are you most proud of?
I'm proud of stacking stitches, first couching the 7 mm wide silk ribbon with a ladder stitch, and then stitching over that with a variegated thread deco stitch pattern. I also found that a wide ribbon type alpaca yarn I couched looked a little dull so I satin-stitched down the center with 60 wt. poly thread whose variegated colors remind me of tiny beads.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Follow the video and let your imagination carry you through!