Just had a quick afterthought – the only real issue I’ve found with Sulky Sticky Fabri Solvy (I do wish they’d think of a shorter name!) is that you can’t properly see the colour of your background fabric through it. This isn’t a problem when embroidering on white or cream of course, or if you’re working from a pattern, but can be a little more challenging when you’re
making it up as you go along designing a new pattern!
This is going to be an embroidered iPad cover – inspired by those charming Japanese embroidery books – I love their style. And I thought that, as it’s a pattern for the August Magazine it would be nice to work it on a beautifully rich gold-coloured linen background. It’s an Ada and Ina linen from their Bianco range – and I purchased a large sample of mustard for £4.99. These really are large – and there’s the perfect amount for this project. As August brings the harvest I thought it would give a lovely feel of wildflowers in a cornfield. But I digress … I’m sure you can see the problem – it’s really hard to see how the finished design will look – until I turn my work over ….
And then the colours really sing. That little cow parsley isn’t all wishy-washy after all, but will stand out against the background fabric just as I hoped. Result!