Rummaging in my stash/UFOs (Unfinished Objects), I came across a stitchery that I had done (gulp!) decades ago and decided now was the time to do something with it. Of course…..amidst all the other projects on my table (like the 2 toppers from yesterday’s post!!!)…..I got busy adding a border, layering and…….FUN!!!!! A neat finish, thanks to Ms Sweetie and some Glide and Superior metallic threads…….
I decided to do a simple(?) echo around each embroidery and crescent/”banana” echo shapes to fill in the background. Very effective, no marking and the embroidered design remains the “star”.
This is for those of you who have seen some of the more complex marked designs done on vintage linens and dismissed the idea that doing one was beyond you………please, reconsider and give it a go. The background is merely echoed arcs that change direction periodically for variety. So get out that pencil & sketch book, do some doodling and then grab one of those linens that lie lurking in the dark recesses of your closet/storage and have at it!!!! You may very well surprise yourself!!!!!
Thread: (top) Glide poly & Superior Metallic #025 Variegated Gold; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly (80/20)..single layer.