Friday, February 4, 2011
GRANDMOTHER'S SEWING ROOM: fringed embroidery
I found a wonderful new (at least new to me) machine embroidery technique here.
Of course I had to try it out on burp rags! I have several more of those I can decorate yet!
This picture is taken before I pulled the fringes out. The flower on the right is made with wide satin stitches. The one on the left has had the bobbin threads cut out. The remaining threads were pulled out to make the 'fringe.'
And here is a close up of one of the flowers. You need to be careful when clipping the bobbin thread: if you accidentally clip the top thread, it will pull out and leave a bare spot (you can tell at the top where some of the petals are missing). I thought this was a fun and pretty flower to make.