Starting on a New Project

By Darlene Sabo
on February 19, 2021

Starting on a New Project

Getting ready to start a new project. I pulled the colors I want to work with. Some threads, vintage lace, hand dyed cheesecloth.

Shadow Box Part 3

By Darlene Sabo
on January 09, 2021

Shadow Box Part 3

I did a bit more work on my shadow box. I decided not to do a blanket stitch on the edge, but a vey close overcast stitch instead. I added a few French knots along the stem. Now I will cover the box with this paper you see here...but not today.

Shadow Box Part 2

By Darlene Sabo
on January 04, 2021

Shadow Box Part 2

I used tape so I would stay within boundary....I've learned this from past mistakes. This was the only tape I had on hand...it worked. For the grass on the bottom, I gathered the wool, then pinned in place and stitched it down with regular sewing thread. I decided to leave the gathering in. I embroidered simple straight lines...kind of like grass. In my next photo you'll see that I changed the beads...3 smaller ones on the heart and one on the small flower. I will be adding French knots along/on the stem. 

A Shadow Box

By Darlene Sabo
on January 04, 2021

A Shadow Box

Kicking around a idea for a new shadow box. Right now I'm in the collecting stage...beads, threads, colors. I've purchased the paper I will cover the boxes with...has sweet little birds all over. I've made the taffeta hearts. This was the time I used the Clover yo-yo heart maker and it does work. I will stamp a word, to be determined, onto the twill tape, but I think I'll tea dye it first. The background fabric is a primitive white which has little flecks of darkness in it. I want the piece to look old.