Ooooh, that damask…so alluring…I needed to have more than one project using it. Here’s the plan…almost identical to the one in the last post!
I stayed with my old quilting stencils, but this time I traced it right on the fabric. I used a dark green pencil because I plan on using embroidery with heavy thread right on the lines and they shouldn’t show! That’s the plan, anyway.
I also decided to try fusing the fabric to the batting. I’ll let you know how that works out!
But here’s the exciting part—I’m getting very excited about working with vintage fabric. It won’t be forever, but I have these marvelous pieces of fabric and I want to use them! As I was looking through the fabrics, I found some beautiful Irish linen.
I dyed the orange piece at some point, but the white piece has a wonderful design worked in and I might want to use it for trapunto…or something!
This piece of embroidery needs to be sent out into the world, not get all musty in a box in the basement!
And there was handmade lace…and pretty handkerchiefs…and I think I refuse to be drawn in by the doilies!!!
All of these items are going to make for some lovely take-along projects. There will never be a rush to complete them. They will be hand stitched slowly. After all, most of this fabric was sitting around doing nothing for the past 50 years or so and now it’s going to have new life. Isn’t this fun?
And I have some progress to show you next time. I’ll answer my own question–yes, this is fun!