Sunday, November 12, 2006
Finally got started on the Mandala hanging I was chopping up, There was a silver metallic thread border in bead stitch, as this along with the cut edge was wider than my machines zig zag stitch I had to go over it a few times to cover the raw edge, used a cheap thread to build up and finished off with my Madeira FS thread, love that stuff.
The heavy stitching has made the edge ripple a bit, I looked through my fabrics and every thing I thought would look nice was too small, finally found some plummy coloured dyed cotton, matches great, but not a fabric I would use if this was being made from scratch, I wanted to use the fabric in one piece, and when the sides were folded up, the bottom wrinkled, and so I created a false bottom and padded the card before covering. (Wish it was that easy to smooth all wrinkly bottoms:)
I think it needs a few dingle dangles on each corner, I will make some fabric and paper beads very soon.
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