Thursday, 13 November 2014

Crathorne Bug - long and short applying silk fabric

design transferred onto silk fabric and adhered to a cotton (calico-UK; muslin- USA) base

long and short stitch to secure

Here we go - 

1. Transfer the design to the background fabric of your choice.  I am using an off-white silk dupion

2. I adhered the silk fabric to the base backing fabric using a fusible interfacing or Bondaweb

3. Then, long and short stitch the silk fabric to the base fabric using 'long and short' stitch.  The stitch maybe a feature of the whole design, so try to work as evenly as possible.  I used DMC stranded cotton Col. 644, a pale grey colour.

4 comments:

  1. wow, i want to follow you with this, how wonderful for you to share a little of your knowledge. than you so much

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    1. Please do follow Chris - more coming soon . . .

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  2. Tracy, I stumbled across your work. It is so very beautiful. Not many embroidery anymore, at least not by hand, and your work is unusual, timeless, delicate and just plain gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you so much Gialana. Always lovely to receive such encouraging comments. I do hope to do much more in the future. Thank you for checking out my blog.

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