How to Rethink Embroidery Projects #1

Yellow House Landscape by Laura Wasilowski

How do you rethink or reinvent an embroidery project? Yellow House Landscape is a project for my book Joyful Stitching. And I still have all the step-outs (stages of making the piece) created for the book photos. So I can’t just let those partially made embroideries hide in a closet! Time to air them out and rethink a new design using a step-out as the canvas.

Compare the completed Yellow House (top) with a step-out released from the closet (bottom). Both are stitched on silk fabric using size 12 pearl cotton threads. The silk is fused to wool batting using Misty Fuse fusible web.

See the lines drawn on the silk? These simple lines are drawn with a very fine Staedtler (.3mm or .5mm acid-free) micro pen and to help with the placement of elements in the design. Later, I’ll cover the lines with stitching.

Challenge accepted. I shall now reinvent the Yellow House design! Wish me luck!