Gold Tidings

10-goldSeeing that I’ve been in the “Christmas Spirit” all week by craftingsewing up some holiday gear, it’s so very appropriate to share with you my latest article that appears in this month’s Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine (on newstands now), Gold Tidings!

I used a lush, white moleskin (I had a booger of a time finding white velvet), gold lame for the appliques, and a beautiful brocade for the lining to create this luxurious tree skirt. While the thought of working with all those materials sounds daunting, I assure you, it’s a lot easier than what you think (plus I give tips for dealing with them, too) and the results have a very ‘high end’ feel. One word of warning: moleskin attracts every bit of fuzz that is in the immediate vicinity – keep a lint brush handy.