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Monday, June 25, 2012

Sewing with Doilies

Today's "Thinking of You" card was made in response to a challenge on the Paper Wishes Message Board.  There were a LOT of parts to the challenge, but the piece I want to focus on today is the sewing.  It was suggested that we use a doily as a pattern for piercing holes before sewing a pattern.  This is what was done for the "lily pad" in the example above.  It was also done for the elements in this next card, where you can also see part of the doily that I used as a mat (I added chalk to it to tone down the white to more of an ecru):

Here is a picture of the doily I used:

And here are the various sewn elements I made from various parts of it, with close ups following:

This is actually a fun technique - something to keep your hands busy while watching tv. ;)

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