Silk for Stitching and a Give-Away Winner

silk2Have 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.

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Yellow House Landscape (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

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.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Silk for Stitching and a Give-Away Winner

  1. Congratulations to Janet & Julie

    And thanks Laura for the mini lesson in silk. You have probably told us before, but I seem to forget a lot of things these days. I’m really thankful for your blog and being able to search for info.

    • Hello Laura,

      Wow, you have now just made my day Laura! To open my mailbox and get this kind of letter, I feel so privileged and are so surprised. My only hope is that I can make something to show you that I am worthy of this prize. Thank you, Julie Beard

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