Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Oh my Stars!

Hello Ladies!
Today I thought I would share an idea that incorporates one of my favorite techniques: Hand Stitching!
I'm a HUGE fan of stitching by hand, and for some reason, I find it easier than using my sewing machine (but then again, I can barely thread the machine).
I wanted several stars for this layout, but only had the one chipboard star from October afternoon.
Before covering the star and adhering it to my layout, I traced it with pencil several times on my background paper, and then used a push pin to poke a hole approximately every 1/4".

I then used twine to stitch my traced stars because I really liked the contrasting teal & white (embroidery floss or thread would work nice too)
I love the texture of my stitched stars, and how nicely they tie in with my chipboard star.

This technique could be used with any chipboard shape or embellishment, so the the options are pretty much endless :)

Thanks for checking out my mini tutorial, and I hope to see some hand stitchery goodness in the gallery!


kcomekarolina said...


xoxo from rome

Samantha Sibbet said...

very cute, love the stars!