Monday, September 6, 2010
Paint and Embroidery Pillow
I've spent my Labor Day Weekend prepping my daughter's room for its remodel, cleaning up my studio(no easy task), and finishing up this guy.
I had taken a piece of canvas and painted my bird, a Bluethroat, with acrylic paint following the directions I have already outlined in this post.
Once dry you can embroidery at your leisure. I do mine sans hoop as the canvas is heavy and doesn't move around a lot.
After contemplating it a bit I decided to make a pillow but needed to make it larger so I added some strips of fabric with the machine.
I then mitered my corners....haven't done this for ages so they're not perfect and my canvas wasn't square to begin with but they're passable.
I have been a long admirer of the blog but wasn't ready to take the plunge of a very expensive subscription until I examined them hands on......I signed up the day I got back!
Lots of projects on the go so hope to see you again soon.