My little experiment, which I mentioned in my last post, is now a finished project 🙂
You know what it’s like, you have a picture in your head of something which just wont go away so you try to work out how to make it. Well this was one of those projects.
I knew I wanted to use framed hexagons to make the project, and they needed to be quite large so I could showcase some gorgeous fabric. I also wanted to decorate it with a bit of amateurish embroidery (have I mentioned that I’m really enjoying embroidery at the moment?)
The colours of the floss look too bright in the photo, really they are quite muted and go well with the fabrics.
I just did a border of fly stitch around the hexies. Does anyone else call this Lazy Y stitch?
Then I used ladder stitch to sew the sides together, and finally fudged the base together! Can you see how I left two of the hexagon’s bases unsewn until I’d done the base – this allows for extra fudging 😉
The closure was some little rings I got from a plumbers merchants and threaded a velvet ribbon through.
…and the final touch was to sew on some vintage buttons – nothing matching, just a lovely jumble of mis-matched colours and styles.
I’m quietly pleased with how it has turned out – it just needs something nice to go in it now and then it can go in my present box 🙂
What have you been up to lately?
Until next time,