Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Patchwork & Embroidered Waistcoat: Step 5 - Back ...

I've just finished the embroidery for the back (more close-ups of the stitching are here), working it in a similar manner to the fronts. Because the colouring of the 'plain fronts' fabric has some lavender/purple in it, I decided to use a purple thread for the last stage.

The 1st row (worked  using 3 different stitches - feather, a floral & a cross) is stitched in white thread on all pieces & worked close to the edge, removing tacking as stitching.

Another row, in blue thread, worked on the patchwork edges to hold the pieces down & flatten them. This time only the feather & floral stitches have been used.

Another blue row was then stitched on the inside of the lighter colour pieces & using a slightly smaller cross stitch than the original.

Finally, a purple row on the inside of the darker colour pieces, again using the smaller cross stitch.

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