Thursday, May 15, 2014
I am starting a new embroidery / sewing project! It is going to be a rectangular pillow.
For the embroidery, I am using some motifs from the Ballerina pattern. I have set out three ballet costumes and a border. These will go on the pillow front.
I like to arrange the motifs on this cutting mat, it has helpful lines to follow to keep everything straight! Then I tape them into place, put my fabric over the top and trace the images with a water soluble marker.
Next step is deciding on my colors. I know the hangers will all be in black but as for everything else....hmmm...I like this color palette and I really love the green and black together.
I have started the middle costume and am using two shades of green. Looking through my floss colors, I found this beautiful one - it is a metallic jewel effects floss with glints of green, pink, blue, lavender and gold. I think I may use it too!