Started working on a custom sewing commission, with celtic knotwork trapunto decoration on the pockets. The motifs are traced onto scraps of linen gauze, and basted in place with silk thread. Once the lines of the design are stitched, the channels will be filled with acrylic (washfast and shrinkproof) yarn, to give a dimensional effect.
Trapunto is not a quick embellishment. Marking out and stitching the channels for these two 5" squares took about 2 1/2 hours, if I had hand stitched the channels it would have taken well more than twice that. Running the cord through the channels on just one of the two squares took about another hour
... and meanwhile next door, my Other Neighbors are odd. It is starting to feel like I am living in Night Vale...
April SMART goals (x=extra)
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