Monday, February 6, 2012

Cutwork Needles

Until I can get the full blog post up, here's a link to a YouTube video that goes in hand-in-hand with the cutwork needle lesson I'll be teaching at Viking Sew 'n Quilt this Saturday, February 11th.

2/9/12 - So here is the finished design.  I was able to carefully cut out the section that was not edited correctly so it didn't have to re-edit the design immediately.  This lesson was a good exercise to begin to learn how a cutwork needle design is put together and also how to take a stock design and include a cutwork section.  It was edited and used the 2-needle selection.  The needles did a very nice job removing the linen.

After the cut work is removed, I added a topping of Aqua Magic before the satin stitching and the center flower.  That helped stabilize the fabric just a little more and ensures that the satin stitches have something consistent to lay over.

If you haven't tried cutwork, give it a go!  It's fun and the results are lovely and add a little extra dimension to your embroidery designs.

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