Wednesday, 21 November 2012

A Finishing Technique

This evening at my embroidery guild meeting, Carol Arsenault did a little workshop with us on one technique for finishing an ornament. It was based on a beautiful Christmas decoration that Jennifer had made a couple of years ago and had put into the ornament exchange at our December meeting that year.
We were asked to bring in something we had finished stitching that was between 2" and 2 1/2" wide. Carol then distributed 3" x 3" squares of 1" thick styrofoam.

We centred our design on the styrofoam square and pinned the edges to the sides of it, then did the same for the backing. We then wrapped 1" grosgrain ribbon all the way around and created a bow at the top. Easy peasy!


 This is what the back can look like.

And this is mine. The notes are black seed beads.
On display for 'Show and Share' were these two pieces.

Once again, a delightful 'make and take' meeting.

1 comment:

  1. Carol did a great job it was a fun 'make & take' :) Have a great weekend, Shirley