To see the beginning of the "Caribbean Dreams" scarf, click here.
After washing out of the Aqua Bond and Aqua Film topping products; the scarf has air dried, and then lightly misted with water and pressed slightly using a pressing cloth.
|Before closing the gaps in the scarf|
So... it has a few big gaps where I didn't quite get the threads joined to the other triangle. Is this a problem? Absolutely not! Personally, I LIKE it. ALOT! And I wouldn't hesitate to wear it just like this! BUT... for those people who are a little more 'perfectionist' oriented... or concerned about the gaps... (you know who you are!) ...posted below is the technique I used to close those gaps -- just for you! So tell me what you think of the "before shot" (above) or the 'after shot" (below)! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I used my favorite Glitter thread in silver, as I had also put a bit of it in the scarf sandwich to begin with. And then... by the way... do ya'll know out there that a Bernina machine can 'sew on air?' Oh so true!
Like a dream, sister!
|Stitching free motion to join the triangular areas, and close in the gaps|
Foot: free motion #29. Thread is placed in a vertical position so it releases from the side of the spool. VIP tip. Tension is lowered to 1.0. Needle down is engaged. Zig zag stitch, free motion is set up. Tension: lower to 1.0 and for convenience's sake... use your needle down feature.
LOVE using a zig zag stitch free motion! And my bobbin thread? Bottom Line from Superior Threads, of course!
A few other views posted below to hopefully inspire you to your own distinct creations that are just ready to burst forth and bloom within your creative minds!
Some of you KNOW what I say in class: It's the pursuit of EXCELLENCE... not perfection!
It's so simple... I only used two different cotton threads; one in pinky mango, and the other in turquoise blues, draped on lime green, turquoise YLI candlelight threads... those thick ones. Added a bit of white shiny yarn, twisted off some silver Glitter thread, and trimmed the outer edges with a beautiful hand-dyed rayon ribbon! Perfection! I mean, EXCELLENT!
Elegant or casual. Gorgeous, light and airy and it GLOWS with sparkly goodness and beautiful STYLE! Perfect for a wedding or any other occasion you may be attending!
And so here is the way the 'joining' as I call it, looks on the finished scarf.
|"gaps" are now joined|
I laid out the full scarf on the table so you can see the complete pattern, color and style. What a FUN, and oh-so-unique and original scarf you can make! This one is FOR SALE. Click here to go to my Etsy shop.
To make YOUR OWN, sign up for the
CLASS: Saturday, May 7th,
10-1pm at the Bernina Silver Thimble!