Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stitching Begins

I got waylaid by a rather nasty cold for a while so I didn't feel much like posting. The photo above is from where we were at the end of the previous weekend (I think). We've filled in with shimmery organza and other sheer silks pieces. Here's a detail:
Mom has begun the stitching process. She is basting down the ExtravOrganza pieces with the song words printed on them. All of the pieces are being out-lined with Stef Francis Space Dyed 5400 Rayon which is stitched down with a zig-zag stitch. This is one of the colors we are using.
Getting orders in from Stef Francis is always a treat. The colors are so sumptuous as you can see here.Mom just uploaded the Stef Francis 5400 Rayon, Silk with Flames, and Silk Impressions threads to our web shop. It was quite an undertaking. These are our favorite types of Stef Francis threads. The 5400 rayon is easiest to couch down or machine stitch over. I used it on my wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. The Silk with Flames and the Silk Impressions are wonderful for hand-stitching. The variations in colors available are gorgeous and the Silk with Flames has a lovely line because it goes from really thin to a bit thicker and back to thin again. You can sort of see the thick/thin texture in this photo.
Stitching photos next time.

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