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Monday, November 26, 2012

My Girlfriend's Christmas Pillow

In order to appreciate this image you would probably need to expand it. This is the culmination of my new skill set having taken my stitching classes for two weeks. I cut by hand the rectangular repps silk (the best stuff for bow ties but now it has a new application) and then I used my new sewing machine to work the panels together. Tie silk is very hard to manipulate and having now worked with the sewing machine a bit more I have a new found appreciation for the workmanship that we do get out of our workroom. My number one seamstress, Linda, is often complaining about working with some of my new and fancier designs for bow ties and from here on in I might lay off a little. It really is difficult to get silks to work on squares, so you can imagine the difficult in getting concave and convex shapes right. To finish the pillow off, which took me a good forty five minutes to stuff, I hand sewed my girl's first initial into the bottom right and then finished off by hand stitching the label into the top right corner. It is the final cushion in a string of practice cushions I did over the weekend which became gifts for unsuspecting recipients. Were they happy? Yes, I think so, and what is more, a pillow is a nice gift for a girl so she can appreciate our silks without having to wear a tie.

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