Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Embroidery Progress

by Kelly

I finished both of the embroidery projects for Donna. They are dresser scarves - one embroidered, and one cross stitched.

I used twisted chain stitch for the first time, and it makes an awesome, consistent serrated edge for leaves. Notice I didn't say easy. More than once I had to snip out the floss and start over. It's very easy to start a leaf with the wrong angle on the needle. I couldn't get a clear close up of the leaves, otherwise I would add the pic.

Still having trouble with the rust stains on the second one. That's why it's so wrinkly in the picture - I don't want to iron or tumble dry it in case that sets the stains.

The lemon juice and sunshine is working, but so slooowwly that it's hard to feel excited. I'm using refrigerated, concentrated lemon juice. I don't know if fresh lemons would work better. This is day twelve, and the stains are still very visible. Might be time to try the oxalic acid spot remover.

1 comment:

  1. Kelly, you have done a fantastic job on my dresser scarves.

    Thank you so much.


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