An adorable addition to the Anna Griffin booth.
Photo by Stephanie Garrison. Image taken during CHA2012 in Anaheim, CA.
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.
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.