Embroidered Paisley Necklace - Take 4 Tutorial
While I have been really busy quilting and getting the boys ready to get back to lessons in September taking time for a bit of handwork was a nice little break. As I mentioned last week this project was inspired by Jodi over at Sewfearless. She did a great tutorial for this so I am going to go rather brief on mine so if you have any questions please drop me a note in the comments section.
The floss I used was Cosmos that I bought from Bari J and the paisley bezel came from Hobby Lobby.
The stitches were an overblown daisy made to look like a fall mum, spiderweb roses and French knots. I really packed a lot of embroidery in a very small space to get that lush baroque look of a tapestry.
To start I cut a template out of some paper by laying the paper over the bezel and running my fingernail over the edge of the indent to make an impression line I could then cut on.
Next I used this template to mark a piece of gray linen with the outline and I then embroidered into that area in a random full way.
I used my template to cut a thin but stiff piece of tag board to fit inside the bezel. I cut out my embroidery and then wrapped and glued it around this piece of tagboard.
I then glued this into the bezel with some common crafting glue that dries clear.
I am loving this so much I went back to pick up a couple more bezels and have ideas for others! How about you.. what would you stitch?
p.s. go ahead... Pin-it.. you know you want to do this!
Labels: Take 4 Tutorial