Lilly’s been feeling that the live feline element has been lacking in my recent posts…..
I’ve mentioned to her that pictures of cats sleeping leaves some excitement to be desired….
She told me she’d try to galvanize her cohorts into action…
Thus far, the results have been poor at best…
So, we’ll move on to our 2 Cats 2 Birds project.
I soaked the finished embroidery in coffee for a while, squeezed it, and let it dry. But, I feel like this is too much staining, so….
I rinsed out some of the coffee and let the piece dry again. I’m much happier with this level of aging.
Next, I trim the weavers cloth. I’m planning to use the remaining weavers cloth as the backing.
I prefer to have the backing completely hidden from the front view, so I fold and press it back as much as possible.
For the fourth side, I fold the weavers….
…so that when I press the final edge I’ll have a nice, clean finish…
I like using this method for my antique-hooked-rug-inspired embroideries. The back is reminiscent of an envelope which brings to mind days gone by when writing, mailing and delivering letters was something of an art.
Sometimes, I like to hide my stitches, but this time I think I’ll let them shine.
I give the back a good pressing, then…
…sign and date the back.
And, we’re done!
What a fun project this was! I’d love to see your finishes and share them here if you allow me to!
enjoy the day!