I chopped up some of my eco printed mulberry paper into 10cm squares. I've loosely placed them onto a piece of linen scrim outlined in space dyed wool yarn. I'm thinking of stitching into these to attach and further embellish the prints.
I love stitching on these kind of natural designs. I would highlight or contrast the parts that you would like to emphasize. I could see french knots, seed stitch or some type of outlining stitch used very effectively.
Post by luvswool and dyestuff on Sept 4, 2015 16:27:40 GMT
Nice, Judith! Cutting up those eco-prints is a great idea, choosing just the most interesting bits. What is linen scrim? We have cotton cheesecloth (your scrim I think) but I have not seen linen--unless it’s linen gauze?
So for embellishment, I can imagine silk floss stitching by hand. Your needle will lead you! Then nicely framed as a wall-hanging.
"The term scrim has two separate meanings in terms of fabric. In each case, it refers to woven material, one a finely woven lightweight fabric widely used in theatre, the other a heavy, coarse woven material used for reinforcement in both building and canvasmaking"
Your linen scrim looks like the latter, Judith, is that right?
I think your cheesecloth might be our muslin, Cathy. It goes from: Gauze, Scrim, Cheesecloth, Muslin for most open to less open weave here.
Post by luvswool and dyestuff on Sept 6, 2015 17:56:37 GMT
Where would we find linen scrim in the States, anybody know? Or is that something only available in the UK? Judith, the description you gave makes me want to work with this type of fabric. I love regular linen, especially for embroidery projects. But also in clothing, linen can’t be beat for coolness and breathability in the summer months.
Cathy - I have never been able to find much of anything labeled scrim in the US. However, there are various types of linen available and you just need to find out the thread count to get something similar. Linen is wonderful to hand stitch on.