Sometimes the most simple of techniques make for some pretty outstanding embroidery!
A fringe technique is used to make the pretty petals of these Delicate Tassel Flowers from Mar Lena Embroidery. How is it done? After stitching, cut only through the bobbin thread all around the back of the flower. Then, pull satin stitches to the top. The directions make it so easy. Download a free design and give it a try!
If you really want to stand out, go 3D. The Sashiko Blossom Wall Hanging from Anandas Divine Designs impresses. This project includes six Japanese squares with Sashiko detailing that are multi-hooped together to create the wall hanging. The 3D organza pieces are added to each square during the embroidery process for plenty of dimension for interest.
The addition of exquisite quilting detail takes this from nice to WOW!
Quilting in the hoop, combined with perfect piecing, makes this star shine. The scalloped edge of Quilted Round Table Topper from Designs 4 Africa is definitely thinking out of the block. Stunning on white, the bright angles and round background are stunning.
Imitation is said to be the greatest form of flattery and stained glass on fabric could not be easier. Black satin stitching combines with Stained Glass Animals from Kreations by Kara. A high stitch count is well worth the wait as the detail makes realistic scenes that rival traditional stained glass.
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