RE: [WKneedle] First foray into silk embroidery
- First off, split stitch is an easy one to pull too tight. Loosening your
stitch tension will cure 3/4 of the problem.
Also, doupioni silk doesn't have the tightest/most stable weave, so backing
it with washed muslin, and stitching through both layers should solve the
rest of your puckering problem.
Hope these suggestions help - good luck!
Aldith Angharad St. George
From: WKneedle@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WKneedle@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2008 8:40 PM
Subject: [WKneedle] First foray into silk embroidery
Just posted some pics of my first flat silk embroidery project, which
was a favour for my husband.. They are posted in Satine's stuff folder.
Flat silk, a
Heraldic purple colored silk dupioni.
Stiches used: split
There was some bad puckering in spots. Not sure they come up clearly
in the pictures. I did the best I could to "capture them"
These are the things I am going to try to prevent that next project.
Watch my tension
Start in the center of the object and work my way to the edge, I
noticed the silk "moved" a little on me.
I am a consistent with the puckering across the board. With both
cotton and now too with silk. Should anyone have any suggestions about
how to "combat" this I would greatly appreciate it.
Hope everyone had a great Turkey day and shopping friday.
Thank you in advance,
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