Monday, 15 June 2009
I've been itching to put my new sewing machine to good use and had a fabulous pattern for a Treasure Casket from Janet Humphrey which was in the latest edition of Stitch magazine. It uses pelmet vilene for the main casket which is dyed with silk paints as are the lace flowers. The flowers are added after scraps of fabrics and then free machine embroidered onto the panels. The casket is lined with a matching silk dupion with fibres and beads used as a closure. Seed beads and pearls are then hand stitched onto the panels. I really enjoyed making this and my machine certainly stood up to the task!!