Wednesday, May 29, 2013

bowl mark 2

I learned things which I really already knew.  Quite important, if you want good satin stitch, use a good quality fine embroidery thread!  This bowl had a vilene product as it's base, it looks like pelmet vilene but is soft, more like felt.   Tina calls it fat vilene, I will try to find out what it really is called.  In the meantime everyone at Stitchcraft is buying 'fat vilene'.    The bowl was a bit floppy even with two layers of bondaweb, so I also added medium weight iron on interfacing.  It is nice and tactile but has body.  I will be teaching how to make this bowl on 13th September if you are in the area :)

Today I made a huge purchase.  I bought ..... 3 half yards of GREEN cotton fabric.  I feel quite ill but if I am going to be making flower bowls I do need it.  I also got a reel of the same colour aurifil thread.  I will be having nightmares tonight.  Murphy got new squeaky balls, I am getting a headache already and I have only been in for 10 minutes :)


Trudi said...

Nothing wrong with a bit of green IMHO :). Sorry I missed you, been in bed with a lurgy all day :(

Julie said...

The bowl looks very pretty. I will be away yet again when you do your workshop.

Di said...

The fat vilene is vilene S13