Wednesday, 23 October 2013

TAST 67-68: Fancy Hem Stitch and Slipped Detached Chain Stitch

I've decided to make my own Christmas cards this year. I like the idea of embroidering some of them so this TAST offerings has a bit of a Christmassy theme.  I've made a little Christmas tree with the Fancy Hem Stitch and Slipped Detached Chain Stitch.  The sparkly thread is Anchor metallic. I found it a bit tricky to stitch with as it sort of unravelled when pulled through the material, but I found that if I let it unravel the final effect was still OK.

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2 comments:

  1. What a good idea to use the TAST stitches in a triangle to create a Christmas tree!
    Metallic threads are hard to work. One tip is to use bee's wax or another thread conditioner to make the thread go through the fabric more smoothly.

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  2. such a unique card this will be, such imagination too lovely. Like Queenie said beeswax is good, I use it for hand quilting and EPP all the time

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