Ok, so here are the four little projects/variations I have prepared for my embellishment workshop. Plus a link to a tutorial with additional photos showing the process for preparing the background in the last of these cases… in case you would like to try your hand at it, too!
The first of these shows how I used variegated embroidery threads to embellish and quilt the background at the same time. I added a ribbon flower in the center and two strands of beaded fringe to decorate the bottom border.
In the second case, the center panel is a fabric collage, and the two side strips are beaded. Plus a center “flower” made of thin lace strips and a bead holding it together. And then a fancy cord trim at the bottom.
My third project features decorative trim, a strip of gingham eyelet, a wonderful coconut button (dyed red) and some fun beaded trim.
And my last sample involved another fabric/lace/yarn collage for the background, a lovely tagua button in the center of the flower design, and decorative trims on all four sides of the project.
I had a lot of fun preparing the background for this last project – actually my favorite of these four examples. Here’s a short tutorial on what to do to achieve this effect.