Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Things Don't Always Work Out!!

31st December 2013

Thought I would make a Shadow Extended Sample using Honesty seed heads.

As the Honesty had split last time I stitched it I backed with Bondaweb....


...organza is difficult to stitch without a hoop and as my piece of fabric was too big I used a 'tear away' paper that I had bought at one of the shows as a backing.
I drew the shape I wanted to stitch...


and free stitched on pale blue crystal organza using the backing paper and it worked!!


Back after some paper has been torn away...


...front...


..so far so good.

Next I ironed on the Honesty, and placed a layer of white organza over and stitched....

..then disaster struck!!!

Lots of loopy stitches at the back...


..there was nothing I could do except cut this away which left an odd shaped sample...


...I quite like the effect so am going to have another go today!

I can't believe it is the last day of the year.

 It has been an amazing year and I have learnt many new skills, machine embroidery, paper making, felt making, computer skills, Pilates and writing a blog, to name a few!!

I have developed friendships and had good times with my family. 

Thank you all for taking the time to read my blog and share my textile journey with me.