Tuesday, January 6, 2015
You may remember my earlier post about my white on white pillowcase stitching project.
Based on some helpful advice I received in the comments of that post, I decided to run a test before I started. I needed to make sure that I would be able to see the white stitching against the white fabric and that I would like the white on white look.
So, I did a bit of testing on the fabric. I wanted to try both six strand cotton floss and cotton perle floss:
First is the six strand cotton floss - stem stitching:
Next will be the perle cotton:
Here they are side by side for comparison:
And a little closer look.
I like them both and think either would be fine to use, but for this particular application, I prefer the flatter, smoother and silkier look of the six strand cotton floss.
I also tested the six strand floss using the satin stitch. I am very pleased with the result:
Now for the border motif. I have narrowed my choices down from these :
To these two. I am about 99% sure I will choose the flowers!