Monday, August 15, 2016

More Weekend projects

Saturday brought in more rain, so I decided to put in some time on Fleurs de Sakura appliqueing some leaves.

The leaves are "stitched" using a piece of green organza. The organza is pinned to the fabric and then an outline of the leaves is stitched using a back-stitch.

When the leaf is completely outline, the pins can be removed and we back-stitch the leaf again this time with beads. We didn't completely outline the leaf with the beads, just enough that it will glitter.

Once that's done, the organza is carefully cut out. I had to be very careful when I did this, so that I didn't accidentally cut my fabric or my stitches.

I think I spent about 3 hours and got 3 leaves done. The leaf that's between the two branches was a little tough since it's stuck right against it. I have two more leaves in this olive green and then a whole lot more in a darker green.

I'm still waiting to hear back from the teacher on that missing pink thread. If I don't hear back from her I will take the scrap piece of pink thread I have (lucky I kept it) and try to match it at the store.


  1. That looks VERY tricky, but also very effective when you're done.

  2. What a great idea for the the use of the different materials! I look forward to follow your progress.

  3. It is developing nicely - the beaded organza will have a certain lightness, as well as the glimmer of the beads..

  4. Wow, that is a very fiddly technique. But it looks amazing, well done.

  5. Interesting work, love how it is turning out.

  6. that's a scary thing - having to cut it out after it's embroidered! How is it attached to the background fabric?