Stupendous Stitching - 1st Project

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I haven't done any hand embroidery for years - more than I'd like to count! I really liked the way the embroidery adds to this piece. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Play! Have fun! There's nothing to work out in this course - no seams to match, no color-coordinating. This is a good bust loose and play project.

What you will need

  • The bacvkground is an orange-yellow batik. There are fuzzy yarns
  • metallic cords and stitching in a variety of colors and threads.

Q&A with Pamelon

Wow!!! this is lovely!!! I imagen that you hand paint the fabric first???
Pamelon answered:
No, just store bought batik I already had in my stash. I think designing the fabric first would be awesome - you've given me something to think about!
Brenda Comolli asked:
Love this piece. Using the batik base fabric is genius! Also like your use of the blues and purple, they really pop. I will be taking this couse soon. Looks llike fun.
Pamelon answered:
Thank you! And I agree, the blues and purples really do stand out. I know you'll enjoy the course, it's a lot of fun.
elemenopeo asked:
Great piece - now I really want to take this course. Love what you did. What machine did you use?
Pamelon answered:
I've got a Janome MemoryCraft 10001 - which I've had for about 4 years now. I've just started to use the decorative stitches built into the machine. And the course is great - very easy to follow her instructions.
lesew asked:
It is beautiful. How large is your piece and how will you display it?
Pamelon answered:
I haven't trimmed it down yet, but is should be about 12 x 12 inches. I'll mount it on a black frame.
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
Thanks for posting your beautiful piece and I'm so glad you had fun making it!
Pamelon answered:
I'm already thinking about my next piece. What's the largest piece you've worked on? Are there any constraints on size and how the piece works out?