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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
Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Hand-dyed batik, Fuse & Stitch stabilizer, various threads, flat ribbon yarns & silk ribbons

Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

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.

Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the video and let your imagination carry you through!

Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

I really enjoyed my first attempt, which I did before watching the hand embroidery lesson--I just don't care much for that! But I will watch all the lessons and maybe try hand work on my next project--coming up soon! Thanks Carol for your instruction and inspiration!

01/22/2013 Flag

This is a wonderful piece. I love how you did decorative machine stitching over the ribbon!

01/22/2013 Flag

Thank you Carol! I just finished quilting with Holoshimmer thread,which gives it a whole new dimension, both on the front and the contrasting black backing. In fact, I would like to mount it somehow so that both sides could be displayed. Is there a way to support it in a kind of open frame?

01/24/2013 Flag

This is my goal, It is as if visited my dreams

01/23/2013 Flag

Thank you, violamom! I look forward to seeing your projects.

01/24/2013 Flag