Last month, Floresita shared a great review and her beautiful stitching on the new DMC Stitchable Mesh. Since DMC also sent me some, I thought I would share with you what I stitched!
First of all, I chose to stitch on the silver side of the mesh.
A few of Floresita's suggestions when stitching on the mesh really helped, such as:
1. Use a permanent marker to trace your pattern/design onto the mesh. Anything else will rub off!
2. Secure the edges of the mesh fabric - it will unravel. I used black electrical tape on the edges. It doesn't look very pretty but it worked.
Here is the finished product with the tape removed.
To finish the back of the hoop, I used this awesome method with a light colored felt. I trimmed the mesh down so there was just a little bit left around the edge of the hoop to stitch the felt onto.
Here is the front view after the felt was attached.
My biggest takeaway on stitching with the mesh - it made me very aware of the back side of the hoop!!
Since it is so sheer, I knew I had to be careful to not carry my thread from one flower to the next. (I hate to admit it, but my embroidery back sides are usually pretty messy!) But I think I did a pretty good job.
It is surprisingly easy to stitch with and softer to the touch than what I was expecting. I used pearl cotton and DMC cotton floss without any issues. I love it's unique look and like that there is a new option of something to stitch on other than regular fabric.
Thanks again to DMC for sending the stitchable mesh!
Happy New Year Everyone!!