Friday, January 25, 2008

TIF - The seams are "treated"


It's almost done now. The seam treatments do just that - they cover and decorate the jagged, irregular edges of the patches that are created by the textured stitches. I don't plan ahead for these - only a kind of vague idea of what will be done, as I learned from experience that it works better to just build as I go. This piece needs to stay rather subtle, as are the beautiful colors. The fun part will begin tomorrow when I'm not tired - and again, it will just build bit by bit as the design suggests itself. Out comes the silk ribbon and Kreinik metallic stuff!!! Then it's almost instant gratification, and, as usual, I will have a real problem declaring it finished and stopping. The stem stitch seam treatment on the light purple patch was done with Thread Gatherer overdyed 4mm silk ribbon in "berry melange." I do like the effect!!

6 comments:

Mary Corbet said...

Beautiful and Elegant!!!

I'm playing with canvas stitches for my TIF thing as well - a "little" sampler, but not nearly as nice as this!!

kay susan said...

Lovely work!

Kathy said...

Wonderful work of art! Love the stitching.

Gwen said...

This is just beautiful! I love the idea of making a fabric of stitches. Your border embroidery is beautiful, also. I would love to learn ribbon embroidery, as well.

I used to be a mad embroiderer 30 or so years ago, and I thought it had really died out, being in Sharonb's group has shown me it is definitely not so!

sharonb said...

this is delightful - and an original 'twist' to crazy quilting

Elmsley Rose said...

This is just lovely!