Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Christmas in July angel

I tried to get a couple of Christmas-themed projects completed in July.  Finished one on the last day of July, and the other completed shortly thereafter. It has just taken me a while to share it here. :)



First up was a 3-dimensional free standing lace and organza angel.  This design is from emblibrary.  I used Madiera Viscose (rayon) thread in the top and bobbin for a high sheen.

The design is done as several free standing lace designs.  A layer of organza is added to the front and the back of the wash-away stabilizer during embroidery.


The organza is cut to size using  a template ahead of time, and may not always cover all of a FSL piece. I had a bit of an issue with the organza not always catching under the tack-down stitches.  This resulted in it being pulled away from the edges after washing away the stabilizer.
Organza pulled away from edges.
To remedy this, I found it better to cut the organza pieces slightly larger than the template  and just trim it after being tacked down.

The pieces looked so pretty as they were being stitched!

These designs were stitch intensive and I was happy to see the smiley face when done. 🙂

Emblibrary has printed instructions here for doing this design, as well as stitching the pieces together.  I stitched as much as I could by machine, then the final pieces by hand.  Love the way it came together. 👼🏼

Happy Stitching!


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1 comment:

  1. I have made this Sylvia and the angel is beautiful but I have a problem with the wings not holding up and keep flopping down. Did this happen for you? I would love to make another but don't want the same thing to happen again. Thanks

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