Stupendous Stitching

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The free motion stitching. This is the first time I've done this in my art. I think the variegated hand-dyed thread really made a difference. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have fun!!!

What you will need

  • Commercial batik
  • yarns
  • threads

Q&A with Carol Ann Waugh

Gene B asked:
It looks great. On the one close up, is the yellow in the middle sari yarn? (it looks like it has raveled a bit and has lots of great texture.)
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Good eyes! Yes, this piece is full of Sari yarn. I just love the intensity of the silk.
maggiesc asked:
Wow, that is wonderful, how long did it take and what size is it. So much detail!
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
right now, it measures about 30" x 30" but I ill be cutting it down and adding a rattail binding to the edge. I never keep track of the hours I spend making art because I just enjoy the process!
Frieda asked:
Love the pebbles! Overall I really like the thread and stitch choices but the straight vertical lines look a little out of place to me.
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
I want my pieces to be interesting from far as well as close up so I put in these vertical lines to attract the eye.
Diana Whelan asked:
Did you use a verigated thread when quilting your pebbles? I love them.
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Yes, I used a hand-dyed thread from Valdani.
Lab lady asked:
Beautiful work! If only our real Autumns were that colorful. Colors here in NH the past few years have been rather dull : )
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
I think this piece comes from my years growing up in New England since I now live in Colorado where fall is not nearly as colorful!

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