Carollyn's suggestion and do some white feather stitch around the edge. That's because what was really bothering me was that the turned in fabric allowance was showing through. I thought the flower fragment would distract the eye from that, but the feather stitch was a better solution. Thanks Carollyn!
I had to look up a tutorial on feather stitch, practise it for a bit and then do it. My stitches are not absolutely even, but I'm happy with the result. The flower fragment will go into my tatting tin until I find the perfect use for it.
The feather stitching looks great - and functional too. Would it have been possible to have made the fabric circle double thickness? - then the turned-under part would have been fully enclosed.ReplyDelete
It is double thickness and is fully enclosed. But the fabric is more see-through than I realised. I should've trimmed the seam more narrowly and more evenly.Delete
Ahh wow Thanks :) My mom used this stitch to go around some items on some historical clothes and this is what came to mind when I saw this doily. I have yet to make a doily with fabric in side it, you make it tempting, looks nice, I love it looks great!ReplyDelete
The feather stitching looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
The final is gorgeous! Well done! Now will there be 11 more?ReplyDelete
Lovely yes now I have seen the feather stitch around the edge it does work better.ReplyDelete
That looks beautiful!! :)ReplyDelete
Yes! Yes! Yes! Karen in ORReplyDelete
Beautiful! The feather stitch really makes it special.ReplyDelete