I have no doubt some of you cringe at the thought of spiders. Today, let’s talk about spider embellishments in CQ.
I knew I wanted to add a spider to this area and naturally a spider needs a web. I’ve stitched webs before but I felt this section needed a little more pizzazz. While the base fabric is a shiny cotton it simply needed a bit more.
Let’s talk about Angelina. No, not Angelina Jolie!
Angelina is a very fine unique fiber. The fibers are fused together using a heat source such as your iron to form a luminescent, web-like material. I start with a small piece of parchment paper folded. I lay the Angelina in the center – a little goes a long way. The paper is then folded over and apply heat with your iron. It fuses creating a soft web as shown above. I used to use it in fiber art and many spinners use it as well.
You will see the Angelina above under the web which was stitched with a fine metallic thread. The spider was sewn in place after. I picked up the spider from Susan Clarke Originals.
Hope you will experiment with some Angelina.
Since I have reviewed almost all of this block in previous posts, here is the entire block.