A Little Paint Can Extend and Enhance an Embroidery Design

comments (2) August 4th, 2008     

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MaryRay Mary Ray, contributor
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Fabric paint plus machine embroidery equals chic surface design.
Use this neat idea to embellish the hemline of a skirt -- or to add pizzaz to any project.
Fabric paint plus machine embroidery equals chic surface design.

Fabric paint plus machine embroidery equals chic surface design.

Photo: Mary Ray

I saw this cute idea at the ASG Conference and I just had to pass it on. Linda Yovanoff, from the Buffalo, NY Chapter made the skirt and is delighted to share the idea. Linda was in one of my classes at the conference, wearing the skirt. It caught my eye and she brought it by my booth the next day so I could take some photos.

I love this idea because it takes a simple embroidery design and expands it without adding more thread and stabilizer – which can make a garment stiff and “boardy.” And, if you’re handy with a paintbrush, you don’t need to spend all that time lining up your designs so that they end up in exactly the right place!

Linda used craft acrylic paint (available at your local craft store) and added some textile medium to thin it a little without diluting the pigment. She taught this to a group of high school students from her chapter. Such a neat idea to use on a ready-made garment as well as one made from scratch! Thanks, Linda.

posted in: embroidery, wearable, chic, thread, skirt, paint

Comments (2)

gracie_girl writes: Beautiful! What a lovely idea!
Posted: 1:17 am on August 14th
SusanElizabeth writes: Great idea!
Posted: 1:54 pm on August 5th
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