Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Unicorn

I've been playing with Romeo! no I don't mean a gorgous Italian, I mean the vanishing  fabric.  I have played a little with this before but not with metallic threads.  Years ago I purchased a sampler pack of metallic threads which included needles, bobbin thread as well as the top thread, but I had never even got them out of the bag. My machine at that time wouldn't have handled the thread very well, but now I have my Bernina it played along quite happily.

I tried free hand first but couldn't keep the tension, it was much easier in the hoop and although it did take a little while to do, I think the finish is just right for the job. I only stitched it down in places to resemble flowing hair.

The little dragonfly is done on wires with organza using the stumpwork methods, a technique I really enjoy doing and it gives it a nice 3D effect.

It's really difficult to get a decent photo, but I'm sure you can get the drift.

I even quilted stars in the border and made my own binding with my little gadget, so all in all it was quite a good project to get going with.

Hmm what to play with now?!
Its really hot here, so I might even venture into the pool while I think.

Have a good weekend enjoying what ever you do,
take care 


  1. Enlarged your photos to see the Unicorn is FABULOUS!

  2. so clever Chrissie... looks amazing...