Happy Easter to everyone! Today was a beautiful day, but I dutifully headed to the basement and turned to the next fabric embellishing technique.
This week involves paper, and ways to attach it to fabric. Here we go.
First I attached paper by stitching on the sewing machine. That’s pretty straight forward. The paper is a combination of mulberry paper and patterned/glittered card stock.
Next was hand stitching. I used two strands of embroidery cotton floss and did a straight stitch and french knot pattern. Easy!
Then I stitched the paper (mulberry again) down using buttons and sew-on butterflies. Sorry for the blurry shot. Those butterflies apparently were too bright for the camera!
Then I tried grommets and laced ribbon through the holes. I like the way this came out. Very neat but with a little flair.
Last (but not certainly not the least!) I used staples. Hmmm. They don’t really show in this picture, do they? I stapled a bunch of threads at each corner and then tied a knot in each bundle and trimming them short. Maybe if the thread bundle was smaller the staples would show. Wouldn’t it be neat to use those colored staples and a contrasting thread?
Here is the page with all five techniques. That was fun and I feel like I really accomplished something. You might recognize the background piece from when I experimented with stamping on fabric here. I think I will use a solid color when I bind this page. It needs something to hold all that busy together!
I wonder how many other techniques I can find for attaching paper to fabric.