Bling

So I’ve finished the little project from the Fabric Fancification class. Now… the whole purpose of taking a class is to learn something new, right? In all honesty, though, there wasn’t much I didn’t already know and wouldn’t have been able to do by myself, without taking this class.

However… it was definitely worth taking this class for the tiny gold nuggets it unveiled for me. There were basically three tips that led to an “aha!” moment.

1. This is the first time I’ve been able to sew with a metallic thread without it breaking. In my case, it basically consisted in not being afraid to lower my thread tension. I actually had to bring it down to zero… and it worked!

2. I have a small collection of sequins that I have used only occasionally, and a reasonable collection of beads.

In both cases I have used them for embellishment purposes, where I have held down the sequin with a seed bead.

But had not thought about layering the sequins themselves. Duh! Something so simple, and what a nice effect!

  

3. Although I have run fabric through my printer on many occasions, I had never considered running ribbon or twill tape through it. Eureka! I’m sure I will be doing that often enough from now on!

And here is the finished piece. Now to see if there is any little space left to hang it up on one of the few straight walls in this house! 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    That is a wonderful piece and great pattern to learn different types of stitching and embellishments. You did a beautiful job on it.

    Debbie

  2. Irene
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    A beautiful work! Each new project involves something new to learn, or to experiment, isn’t it?

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