Each week we’re taking a new look at an old technique or product. This week we asked our Leeann and Lou Nelson to look at stitching techniques on layouts. You may be forgiven for thinking the brief was stitching on kraft, but that technically wasn’t a requirement! The different ways of stitching does however, stand out on it beautifully.
Leeann loves stitching whether it’s done by machine or hand. It’s featured on almost every page that she creates. She loves that Machine stitching gives you a tone of stitch options and adds texture at the same time. Leeann likes to always try and fine new ways to use stitching. Lately she has been messy stitching. It’s just basically leaving the thread ends on the page.
Leeann also loves to add pops of hand stitching occasionally to her pages. And using tools like the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer makes this quick and easy. There are certainly lots of fabulous ways to get creative with stitching!
Louise absolutely loves the versatility of stitching in her paper crafting creativity. Both hand stitching and machine stitching adds such a wonderful texture and luscious visual element to any project. With stitching it can be perfect and formal simple and freestyle, oooooh the variety of creative applications is almost endless.
For this particular layout Louise has used her sewing machine to create a simple, free-style, soft flowing flight effect with the Hambly Screen Prints overlay butterflies. Louise then machine stitched frames around her photo and the background. Louise took her machine stitched frames one step further, by removing the thread and just leaving interesting pin-hole like lines.
For this particular layout Louise has used the fabulous new WeR Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool with the Cross piercer attachment and some crochet cotton. She has created subtle cross hatch like frame for her photo, which is simple, quick and effective.