Have you worked with silk fabrics? Silk comes in various weights or momme. A momme is a unit of measurement for silk often abbreviated to mm. You’re probably familiar with habotai, an 8 mm silk used in light weight scarves.
But for hand embroidery, like that in the Yellow House project from my new book, Joyful Stitching, I suggest a heavier weight like 12 or 14 mm silk. Silk charmeuse with a satin weave (shinny) side and a matte side is my favorite. Silk charmeuse glows! Fuse it to wool batting with Misty Fuse and you are ready to stitch.
And the winners are!
The lucky winners of a swatch of silk for the Yellow House Landscape project in Joyful Stitching are Janet Schmick and Julie Beard.
Congratulations! May you have a glowing good time. I’ll contact you soon.
Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.