Normally most of us think "lace" when talking about stand-alone embroidery. But of course there are others such as appliqués or fill areas that are surrounded by a satin border.
But in principle, it is possible to make all designs "free-standing", well maybe not redwork embroidery patterns, they become a bit flimsy. But otherwise it works great if you are embroidering them on a few layers of organza.
Hoop the organza layers in a hoop, I have taken three layers. To keep them still in the hoop – it's very slippery and flimsy – I add some strips thin underlay at the sides. In addition, I usually attach a piece of masking tape on the back. Now it sits there like mountains.
Then it's just to start embroidering.
Then it's time to take out the "tool box" where I have a soldering iron. I will "burn off" the organza along the edges. I hold the piece with forceps. Make sure to watch your fingers. As always when you're doing things that can burn, you should be careful and not have flammable objects nearby. Do not place the soldering iron on something which can burn or catch fire, and pull out the plug and leave it in a secure location to cool.
Another thing that is good is to tape a piece of fabric or thicker stabilizer along the edge of a table or ironing board to be able to pull off the melted organza that sticks to the very tip. Sure, it looks almost like an abstract artwork?
Sedan är det bara att limma fast den med ett band emellan på blomkrukan. Visst blev det fint och det matchar gardinerna.
Designs from Fru Blomgren