Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Bonfire solubles & cutie booties
This week under all the junk in the spare room I found my sewing machine - hurrah! This prompted me to experiment with some Maderia Avalon Ultra water soluble film that I brought a while ago from Rainbow Silks. This sample is inspired by a bonfire, and is just under A4 size. Firstly I created a grid using black thread in straight stitch. On to the grid I added red and orange zigzag stitches and white, black & grey straight stitches. Once I had finished stitching, I held the piece under running water and the film disappeared. The film is quite thick, so you do not need an embroidery hoop; it does have a slightly odd smell however - or maybe that's just me! The sample is surprisingly sturdy, and I like the small holes where there are no stitches.
I have also been finishing off these cute booties for a friends baby girl. I used a pattern from Saartje Knits with Debbie Bliss cashmerino. They were quick and easy to make, and I added the cute buttons from my stash. I am so tempted to make some my size!