Do you have this phobia? Are you worried that silk is a scary, exotic fabric, difficult to work with, and too expensive to waste? Let me help you overcome this debilitating fear.
In the Yellow House project from my new book, Joyful Stitching, we use a small piece (9″ x 11″) of silk. I show you how to mark the landscape design on the silk with a very fine .05 micro pen. After you fuse the silk to wool batting, you’re good to stitch. Nothing scary here.
Embroider the silk with a size 12 pearl cotton thread and a size 5 or 7 embroidery needle. This fine thread glides through the silk easily. In the Yellow House project a variety of embroidery stitches are combined to create a lush landscape in the country.
And now the the Give-Away part. Leave a comment on my blog today and you may be the lucky winner of a swatch of silk for the Yellow House Landscape project in Joyful Stitching. The winner will be announced next Thursday.
Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.