Wednesday, January 18, 2012
CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERY WEEK ONE AND A HALF
I started in to this class one week late but have managed to get caught up to a point where I can relax and just enjoy.
I put together my first piece from old hankies, old linens, pieces of fabric, etc. I made it 10 x 12 so would have enought space to practice all the first lessons on it. My plan is to make a journal when I am finished so this is a good size folded in half for that. We were to make prairie points and rouleau tubes and incorporate them into our piece. The points were easy and the rouleau were also once you got that end tucked in and started coming through. Bit of cursing going on there.
I should have said that we hand basted all our seams and the outside edge before we started. Next was to embellish our seams and I have only one done so far. I used a large cross stitch around the old linen piece and over the points.
We also made puffs to embellish on our squares. They are fun. I am having a very good time with this course and am so glad that I joined in.