Thursday, January 31, 2013

A small piece of linen

Here's a simple piece of 100% hemp linen I've finished sewing.

When sewing the petals, I started at the outside ring, sewed to the middle and came back to the outside. Each petal is sewn independently. You want to keep the areas you stitch fairly small. That will make pulling the threads easier.  I'll pull the stitching on the outer ring last. 

I might add some tied marbles outside the ring, to make a ground that the motif will rest on. Or, after pulling the threads and tying them tight, I could pole wrap this piece, for some extra texture in the background. Hmm I like that idea.

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