Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Hand work Projects

Alongside quilting, I enjoy working on an embroidery project. The one I am currently working on is an embroidered purse from a magazine pattern. The construction uses embroidered hexagons and I've adhered craft weight fusible interfacing to the back of the Osnaburg fabric.

This pattern calls for linen and I've chosen to us a type of material, Osnaburg, which is an inexpensive substitute for linen. This material has a very loose weave. Fusible interfacing will also help hold the fibers tighter so your stitches lay nice and flat without stretching the fabric.

Embroidery Tip: I use
Pellon Craft weight fusible interfacing on the back of my embroidery. If you are transferring a design onto fabric, the interfacing makes it easier to draw on. Using a stabilizer also allows you to forgo the use of a hoop and makes the stitches lay flat, without stretching the material. All you crazy quilter's out there might like to try this product. Besides not stretching your silks or satins, crazy quilting fabrics are generally very fragile fabrics and over time, wear out before others. The use of this fusible stabilizer my help hold the fabric together over a longer period of time.

3 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I can't wait to see the finished bag! Love hexegons...

Siobhan

Linda said...

Very pretty embroidery, I also love to use Osenberg for some of my embroideries. Hmm I'd be hesitant to use an iron-on interfacing as we just don't know what the glue from the interfacing will do to our stitches. Never tried my hand at hexagons, look forward to seeing your finished purse.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I've used this same fusible interfacing on multiple embroidery projects and have always been pleased with the results. The glue is never a factor in them, this has been my experience...smile...

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