Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Prairie Points and Rouleau Loops

After having done task two for the Embroidery, Embellish,Create course, I went back to do task one.  The first part was to make prairie points.
 The first ones I make, were the larger plain ones on the bottom, then I thought I would like some smaller ones.  The second batch were used making the pattern fabric.  These will appear somewhere in the embroidered cloth, probably as an edging or for one of the seams.  I am sure there will be some more of these made.

Once these were done, I sat down to do the rouleau loops.  I did have a fleeting thought go through my brain wondering why I didn't do the hardest bit first.  However, this was so much easier than I had expected.  The tubes turned out perfectly, and so easily after following Karen's clear instructions.
 I'll have two different sizes.  The small ones were the first, and I thought they would probably look better bigger, so cut some more.  They will sit under some seams somewhere along the way, but in the meantime, I can admire the neat tubes.
I shall definitely be making more of these now the fear has gone.


Tudy said...

Good job facing you fears of making something. Most times things are easier than we think with the right directions. Good job.

Maggi said...

Great job. I really struggle with rouleaux but yours look perfct.

Terry said...

Your prairie points and rouleau loops look great! I can't wait to see them added to your new creation! :0)

Rudee said...

I know nothing of sewing and embroidery, but I do know those prairie points are just beautiful.

Angela said...

Looks like you are having great fun with the course!

Evie said...

I detest making loops, but that's possibly because mine don't turn out as lovely as yours. This is turning out to be a most amazing project. Can't wait to see the finished item.