This twig was once an ordinary little twig - one twig
amongst countless others, drinking in the African sun,
growing, producing leaves, and just being a twig. But it had
an undeniable presence. Its shiny little leaves were carried
in twos and threes and singles, perfectly balancing the
graceful arch that ended in an oh-so-delicate tip. And it
spoke to me. "I'm beautiful", it whispered. And that was it.
It had to be embroidered.
(Just to clarify things: The twig existed, but it didn't
actually speak. At least not audibly. So you don't have to
worry about my sanity!)
Embroidering on a selection of funky appliqued
This was cut up and used as focus areas in cushion covers.
I particularly like this one made up with (mostly) "Painted
Summer" by Lida Enche. Some of the other fabrics featuring,
are by Kaffe Fasset, Brandon Mably and Alexander Henry.
Quilted cushion cover with machine embroidered
A close up.
Tips on how to use these twig designs:
- Use any color you like. (For obvious reasons, no color
charts are included!)
- Twigs 2 and Twigs 3 are ideal for borders. Use your
endless hoop or continuous hoop if you have one.
- If you want to have fun, layer fabric, lace and textured
threads and then stitch Twigs 3, Twigs 4, or Twigs 5 right
through to keep everything in its place. (See my vintage handbag.)
Remember to stabilize and use whatever you use on top when
you embroider on towels.