After running the weekend errands, it was time to get to work on the next Ecclesiastical Embroidery Project. And I could hardly wait. The hard part was the time it took to press several pieces of silk dupioni. Sometimes silk gets creased if it has not been carefully rolled back on a tube or a bolt from the fabric store. And such was the case today………….tough creases that would not release, regardless of the various methods employed. But this process would lead to the next process of applying the Ecclesiastical Machine Embroidery Motifs, so the silk needed to be pressed.
There are several ways in which one might apply an Ecclesiastical Machine Embroidery Design to a base fabric. One would include trimming the excess fabric on the outside of the quatrefoil to within about 1/8″. I decided not to try that method. The next thought was to clip the corners on the excess fabric, and stitch the excess fabric to the back of the design.
There! One decision made and time still to move forward. When stitching the fabric to the back side of the Ecclesiastical Embroidery, it will help to make tiny diagonal cuts in the corners on the silk. The cuts should to come right up the other stitching. It would be too risking to avoid an accidental clip in the quatrefoil border.
That was not too bad. The tiny seam can be rolled to the back side and stitched in place. Use tiny stitches. To keep them from showing on the right side, only one or two strands of the interfacing is used when stitching to hold the seam allowance in place.
The edge is finally turned under and it is time to stitch the Ecclesiastical Design in place. There is the bit of white visible at the very edge of the design. That tiny edge of white is a consistent width, perfect to use for stitching the Ecclesiastical Motif in place.
The Ecclesiastical Motif was pinned and stitched around all edges.
That was about as far as the project went for one day. There were other things calling for my attention, and so, sadly, the project was put aside until next time.
Solo Dei Gloria
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