Project 2 - 18"x19"

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Learning how to use the stitches on my sewing machine. Adjusting tension is still a challenge to make the stitches sew properly. I am still learning how to do hand-embroidery and finding the proper needle makes this process much more efficient. I watched a lot of YouTube videos for additional information on embroidery techniques. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience is a requirement even though there are "no mistakes." There are quite a few items to provide the look you want that need to be assembled such as a variety of threads for sewing and hand-embroidery, miscellaneous couching materials, and fusible fleece and Wonder Under. I have not attempted the mounting suggestions. I did purchase the book with samples to get started.

What you will need

  • Cotton batik
  • various couching materials
  • various threads

Q&A with Arlene C

Dyyan asked:
Lovely piece, I really like this!
Arlene C answered:
Thank you Dyyan.
Pam NZ asked:
I really like this too! Well done you!
Arlene C answered:
Thanks, Pam. This one was a struggle because I used it to try different things. Some didn't work but I kept going so I could finally finish. Some threads just don't want to cooperate and some stitches like to get along. LOL

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