Deborah, I don't see why you can't use your old sheers for embroidery, just make sure you use sufficient stabiliser, if needed - I have done things like this wothout stabiliser, depends on how stiff the fabric is, and how dense the design. Love and hugs sweetie, have fun doing your 3D flowers.
Its very sheer material so I thnk I need a stabilizer. Will let you know.
What a great question! I learn so much from all of you, thank you for asking and answering!! Flowers to you both!
You will learn a lot here. I was terrified to try anything new until I found this site. Now I am always thinging of something. I do get myself in some pickles. :)
Deborah, getting ourselves into a 'pickle' is how we learn - well done sweetie.
Oh - here is the rest of the story - Hehehe! Have fun. *4U
You are so funny Shirelen! :)
Test stitch one of the design pieces on organza and hold it up to the light. If the stitches intersect and support each other it is freestanding lace. If you see areas where the stitches do not connect to each other then it's not. You can stitch most fsl to organza so if you use it you don't accidently get a handfull of string when you wash out the stabillizer. Yes, you can use the old sheers. I've done it plenty of times. Good luck.
Thanks. Boy am I going to have fun stitching now!
You are right. I can tell from using my program that no stitches interect so none of them are FSL.