Friday, March 9, 2012

More Hand Embroidery

I finished another pillowcase today.  This one "Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite".  I found the fabric at JoAnns and the bug design in a coloring book.  I'm still not pleased with how the thread tails show through.  I even purchased a high quality quilter's cotton for this one. 

I was reading a book on redwork and the author suggested lining the white fabric with a muslin to prevent the tails from showing through to the front.  A friend suggested interfacing but I'm afraid it would wrinkle over time from washing.  For the moment I have decided to ditch the white fabric and use a matching solid for the borders.  We'll see how that works.

Below is a cute pillow my friend Susan made me for Christmas.  She and her DH are our partners in Diamondback Season Tickets.  I just love this pillow.  I think she had a pattern but again it would be easy to duplicate.  It seems that hand embroidery is making a comeback. 


T's Daily Treasures said...

Your pillowcases are so sweet. And I love that pillow! We are having nice weather here ... windy, but not dusty. We haven't had the red dust storms in a while ... mostly just the fine white stuff when we do get them. Hope your weekend is a good one. Tammy

PeggyR said...

Love the pillowcases and the pillow!

Betsy said...

These are both so darn cute Pam. I didn't even notice the threads, maybe they're darker in person. I wouldn't care:-) So sweet!

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