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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  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.

  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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