Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsI used "battilizer" for the stabilizer -- I enjoyed working with it and like the softer look than the results from fusible interfacing.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Mod, Whimsical
Threads (heavy cotton, rayon, metallic), yarn, perle cotton, cords, paint for the fish, beads
What was your inspiration?
I have always been aware that I wasn't getting the most out of my machine because I seldom used any of the decorative stitches. The Studpendous Stitching class provided the impetus for me to explore the features of my machine.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just let your imagination run wild -- there are no mistakes with this technique. Although it is somewhat tedious to stitch out a "Stitch Bible" -- I stitched out 560+ stitches and didn't even stitch them all out -- it is really worth the effort. I would suggest using different threads -- I used a different thread for each page.