Before I get to today’s project, I have a message for the Sulky company:
Yesterday, Sarge came back from the post office with a box. “What did you order from Georgia?” says he. “Erm, nothing?” said I, thinking fast!
Ooooh! It’s from Sulky! I bet I know what that is!
Peeking inside, I thought, “If this is the third place prize, I wonder what first and second look like! Wow!
A huge assortment of threads, including holographic and invisible threads, three of the newer stabilizers, four fabric marking pens, and a guidebook full of yummy projects. This will keep me occupied for quite awhile, I’m thinking.
And . . . . there happens to be a project in there that matches up perfectly with the Fabric Embellishing book I’ve been working my way through. The stars are aligned!
Er, except that I didn’t quite finish the project.
I can tell you about it. I printed a photo onto fabric, which was the Fabric Embellishing project. I’ve done that in one way or another on many, many projects. Ho Hum.
But, then I ironed stabilizer (Sulky, of course!) on the back of it and cut it horizontally into quarter-inch strips. I then wrapped a decorative weight thread around the pins you see up there which are also at quarter-inch intervals. Then I proceeded to weave the strips. Easy enough, although it does take a steady hand and some concentration (both in short supply today!). If you look closely, you might be able to see the edge of a second sheet of stabilizer under the pins. Once the weaving was done, the whole thing went under the iron again. Here’s the back side after everything fused.
Now, I just need to construct a frame of some kind and finish off the edges. I’ll do that this week and show you the finished product when it’s done. I may do more with this technique. It’s pretty cool!