Hey Everyone, welcome back to Stitch Along Sunday.
This week I get to use those gorgeous yarns that I picked last week. Ruth described them as sea colours which I would have to agree that they are. Maybe I am wishing I was by the sea – it would definitely be more colourful than where I am now blanketed in white.
After looking at the pieces in the gallery I decided that I should probably draw in a few more lines on my fabric. I’ll do that first.
And for some strange reason I am thinking that I want my piece to be bigger but I’ll restrain myself and just stick to what I have and see how it comes out. If I really like it I can then try it on a larger scale.
Adding the Yarn
I love couching and I love how the yarn adds so much dimension and texture to a piece of fabric turning into a completely new piece of fabric. One that I designed and created.
I’ve layered the top on batting and backing so am now all set to play.
And I’ve used the thinnest yarn for the not so heavy lines. I like the bit of dazzle and sparkle that it has. For the zigzag stitch I used a 60 weight polyester thread that matched the yarn as I didn’t want it to show too much.
I’ve decided to go with the thickest yarn for the heavy lines. In fact I hadn’t even picked this yarn last week and I chose to use it because I liked the shape of it and I knew it would stand out on the fabric and not get flattened by the zigzag stitch.
I’ve noticed that I have a bit of pulling and probably should have played with my tension a bit but I didn’t so it is the way it is.
I suppose I could have used a few other yarns but decided with the piece only being 10 x 10 inches that I would keep it simple.
To make life easy when couching I use a couching foot and a large diameter drinking straw to guide the yarn through from behind my machine – it keeps everything aligned very nicely.
That’s it for today.
See you next week.