Hello all, it's Grace again with my project for this month using fun baker's twine from The Twinery. I have been really enamored with mixed-media collages or embroidery art left on sewing hoops and decided to experiment with using baker's twine to embroider a design onto fabric and leaving it on some sewing hoops I scored at this flea market event ($1 each!)
I did not use cross stitch fabric but just a piece of leftover fabric I had left from a cushion sewing project. I penciled in the design, threaded the twine through an embroidery needle,
tied a knot at one end, and then just started embroidering.
I used Cappucino twine and Maraschino twine for this project and decided to go around the outline twice for a more distinct design. I love the texture the twine adds to the hoop art!
After I completed sewing over the penciled lines, I hand-stamped a phrase, "My Wish For You is a Life Filled with Love" on the fabric using alphabet stamps. (I got my stamps at a sale and they are no longer available but here's a similar set.) I also used the Staz-on stamp pad as it dries quickly
and works on all surfaces including fabric.
It was such a fun project and I now want to try the same technique using cut-out fabrics and outlining them embroidery-style. Great way to use up scraps!
Here's another one I tried,
On this one, I used felt flowers and Cappucino twine as the outline for branches but used a zig-zag switch on the sewing machine to sew the twine down. You can see more details on how I did this over at my blog, Tales of a Multi-Tasking, Craft-and-Design Loving, Mother-of-Two, Singaporean-Living-in-the-US, Corporate-Working Mom Named Grace Hester.
What do you think? Game to give either of these techniques a try? If you do, please do share it with us over at the The Twinery's Flickr Pool.
I am constantly inspired by the creations being shared there!