1 Year of Stitches, 2017. > January 2017.

January 27, 2017. I felt strongly about adding some thick lines, so I went with that tonight. I'm pleased with the outcome. Some of you have been asking about how I make it appear as though stitches “dissolve” into my hoop. As with many answers pertaining to the this project, it depends. Sometimes I work close to the edge of the hoop, using thick thread or certain stitches to create the illusion of working past the hoop. French knots are good at this. I also move my fabric away, stitch, and then replace it back to its original position in the hoop so that the stitches fall off into the hoop. I hope this helps clarify how to achieve this effect; it's difficult to explain in words, I'm better with demonstrations! Play around and see what works for you. And if other stitchers have recommendations, be sure to share 'em! #1yearofstitches #wip #embroidery #embroideryart #handembroidery #contemporaryembroidery #bordado #broderie #embroideryinstaguild #stitches #backstitch #frenchknots #white #offwhite #doodle #threaddoodle #needleweaving #fabricfriday #friday #fridaynight #thread #fiberart #sewing #textiles #textileart #art #needleandthread

January 27, 2017.
January 27, 2017.
hand embroidery on cotton osnaburg.
2017