Stupendous Stitchery 2

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? It takes a while to build up a stash of threads and couching materials - but it's almost as much fun collecting as making the projects - it's addictive!

What you will need

  • 14" white fabric
  • couching materials
  • assorted threads
  • fusible fleece
  • wonder under
  • backing fabric
  • embroidery floss
  • hoop and needle.

Q&A with Marie Withrow

Carol Ann Waugh asked:
After I saw your first piece, I made one on a white background myself! I just love how crisp the colors look -- feels like spring with all those beautiful flowers.
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you! You are a very inspirational teacher. Just got back from purchasing some material to take a stab at adding a border to this piece.
SharonRobertson asked:
I love this. It would be pretty as a journal cover.
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you! My sister has also sugested these would work as journal covers. After posting, I decided to use this to learn how to put on a mitered corner binding. It worked well and I'm going to hang this where I do my sewing...for now.
Twiglet asked:
Your embroidery is lovely and that binding sets it off brilliantly
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you! The binding is not quite as dark as the monitor/computer displays it... appreciate your comment.
Gurugal asked:
I love the feel of this white background and mostly pastel stitching. Your hand embroidery is sooo sweet. Love the flowers. I think I would have chosen a lighter color for the binding, but it is all wonderful.
Marie Withrow answered:
Thank you. I agree with your binding comment though I will say the digital image makes it darker than it is... but I think it is too strong either way and reduces the impact of the stitching. I think I'll change it!! Thank you for pointing that out!!

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