Monday, April 15, 2013
Ugly Lilly of the Valley Bookmark
A lily of the valley bookmark seemed like a good project but it turned out rather dull. The first thing I did was draw two leaves onto a piece of green linen twill. I had never though of embroidering on twill until I saw a project using twill. So to stabilize the fabric I used a split stitch on the outline. Then a row of small chain stitch on top of the split stitch. Then after embroidering the lily I cut out the leaves close to the outline and then buttonholed the leaf edges. These steps made a very strong padded edge. The design was the problem. Just needs to look a bit more exciting. I promised to make a bookmark for a reading program. I am supposed to turn it in on Saturday so I have to get working on it and make a name tag too!