I really love this idea! something I need to try!
They look great, well done!
Lovely designs, they make outstanding boxes. Varnishing would prevent getting your boxes dirty but I wonder what it would do to the colour of your embroidery threads.
For all those who want a tutorial other than the one spendlove gave: EmbLibrary has had one up for years. They use wss and remove the tiny bit with a damp brush or damp paper towel - see link.
My dealer had classes on it in the late 90s - funny how it went out of fashion and is now recurring.
My fave is the dream catcher. Fell in !I've with them when I was living in Oklahoma. They are both very very nice/Lillian
Well done. I love them both. Hugs
Beautiful...the Indian Dream Catcher looks like it was wood burned...
This is just a thought..... I do Folk Art, before I paint on wood I put a sealer in the wood, this stops the paint soaking into the timber, it is water based so the brushes wash out in water, IT DRIES CLEAR ! the brand I use is Jo Sonya, can be bought in craft stores, there are other brands. If that is painted onto the balsa wood when using WSS you could use the wet cloth without fear of water soaking into the wood !!!!
Do you think this would work or do you think that it would effect the stitches as it is meant for painting not sewing ????
As I said just a thought....
I love these and the ideas, when I get brave with my sewing I will defiantly give these a go
that is an idea... my thought after doing these designs is that it may make the Balsa Wood tough and not stitch properly.. but it will try it on a scrap .. if it was sealed first the stitches may not sink in the wood and no WSS needed.. that would be great..
OK, please let us know if it works, what made me think was you said that you were going to put a vanish on , and thought that the varnish might soak into the timber too much, and the sealer would stop that
Wonderful way of putting designs onto wood. Love Chris
I am still shaking my head in disbelief. Awesome. These are beautiful. I would never have imagined an embroidery machine could go through this. I can't wait to tell some friends about this. You ought to teach classes or something. WOW
so is the box lid flat with no lips?
Awesome i need to buy some of this balsa wood or whatever its called.
Excellent job hugs
These look great!!! You did a terrific job!
terrific job! Flowers for everyone ~hugs~
These are great!
I'm still too chicken to try to stitch on the wood!
it is easy peasy ..
Beautiful! Are those Urban Threads designs?
yes these are..