15 October 2018

Tiny silk cushion



I was looking for a small project I could do while I watched TV in the evening. This looked promising. I started out just doing decorative stitched over the "seams" where the fabrics overlapped. I found out the hard way , I am NOT an embroiderer. I had to pick out all my stitched and then I got out the beads.



The loose fabrics pined in place. The silks were so sheer. I covered the front with that painted pink and layered the other fabrics on top of the pink.


Choices, choices


This was the back - a piece of old silk batik


Beading completed.


Cushion completed with violet scent crystals inside.


6 comments:

  1. Lovely! I'm trying to get back into hand work with embroidery and beads, and it's a struggle! I used to embroider a lot, but it's been a long time. I see the work of others that I really love, but it doesn't come as easily as it used to... guess I just need to keep at it. Meanwhile, you've inspired me!

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    1. Thanks Judy but I am NO embroider. I cab bead though (smile). Linda Kemshall is the one who inspires to to try new things.

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  2. It's like a pillow for my childhood princess heros.

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    1. Albeit a bit bumpy but heroes don't mind.

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  3. Since moving I have joined a weekly quilting group and I dug out some old applique projects. Beats dragging a sewing machine around. Like you I really like the idea of hand work in evenings but I also am no embroidered. Free form maybe and lots of beads. Here is hoping!

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    1. Elle! How good to hear from you!! I hope you are enjoying you new digs. Sounds like you are connecting with creative people. Please do try this little cushion. It was so fun to do!! Stay in touch!!

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