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Darling Doll, Sweetly Stitched

Darling Doll, Sweetly Stitched

An adorable addition to the Anna Griffin booth.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison. Image taken during CHA2012 in Anaheim, CA.

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Decorative Stitching Detail.

Decorative Stitching Detail.

I took this close-up (among many others) to capture the technique of stitching over specialized yarn with decorative sewing machine thread. Not a difficult skill, but time consuming.

Photo by Stephanie Garrison.

The Challenge: Fabric and Thread Only

Today I’m starting the challenge of designing a home dec accessory, using only fabric and thread to create interest.

Although I have several types of sewing machines that I work with, not everyone out there is as thoroughly entrenched in the art of sewing as I am. So I wanted to see if I could work something out that could be replicated by others, using a simple machine with a few decorative stitches – no fancy embroidery or serging needed. There’s a myriad of ways to create interest in a piece: through different layers, fabrics, thread colors, even stitch designs. It just takes planning.

To be continued… I’ll post my results when I’m done.

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