Don't you love it when you have a random idea in the shower one day, and when you try it out, it actually works?
Recently I discovered how to use my Bernina Free Motion Couching Foot properly (a total revelation!) This foot gives you the ability to stitch down a heavy thread or yarn, in any direction you please. I got to wondering... would it work to lay fibres onto the soluble as always, but instead of stitching a grid, free machine embroider a yarn over the top to hold it together?
Yep, it works.
This particular one has a base of Silk Sari Ribbon - which is basically the scraps from the Sari factory, as I understand it - with a hand dyed silk ribbon/tape from the lovely Gill at Fibreworks applied to the top.
The raw edges and little lacy gaps may not be every one's cup of tea - but I'm loving this!
It's destined for Bush Christmas...if I can bring myself to part with it.
*The Sari Ribbon comes from Dale at The Thread Studio - my 'go to' supplier for many, many wonderful things - and their service is second to none... I like to share my good things with you - when I write about something here, it's because I love it and think maybe you will too. The Thread Studio is definitely a place I love!