Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Inspiration: Shiny fabric

&Stitches Shiny


Shiny fabrics give a glowing backdrop to your stitches. Here I've used sheer bits of organza to add an ethereal air to the embroidered flowers:



I painted the hoop with a pewter spray paint to give an extra bit of shine to the piece. From different angles you can see various threads sparkling:


Silk dupion fabric is ideal for shiny embroidery. It is sturdy, it has fantastic texture and a good weave, and it really shines!


Fabric from The Silk Route. Have you stitched on shiny fabric? Tell us all about it!


What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! Definitely want to try this out.

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