Sunday, November 18, 2007

Removing the Waste Canvas

After my lettering was stitched through the waste canvas and directly onto my quilt (includingover seams and some previous stitching), I clip the canvas close to my lettering and then pull out the threads of the mesh with tweazers.

There is something innately satisfying about this!

10 comments :

threadspider said...

What a brilliant idea and so beautifully executed. A true labour of love.

Susan said...

I love the way the letters look. Good choice on the alphabet. That removal doesn't look too bad. I will try it soon.

atet said...

The yellow letter on the black is stunning and it must be like opening a present to take off the waste canvas and see what's underneath!

Vicki W said...

and just a little dangerous having the scissors so close to the stitchng! Looks great!

Barbara C said...

Oh yes, that quite an exciting reveal. It looks smashing already.

Debra Spincic said...

That was pretty quick stitching!

Rian said...

ooooooooh, how pretty is that!

Granny Fran said...

What a great idea and the lettering looks so good! Would you believe that as an ignorant beginner, buying from a brand new shop with an inexperienced shopkeeper, my first needlepoint sampler was stitched on waste canvas, without the backing! I've never been able to block it and finish it. And it didn't even discourage me from going on, at that point I was hooked! Some day I need to do some needlepoint stitching as part of a quilt; I've done needlepoint quilt designs.

Kay said...

Now I get it. That looks lovely!

Stephanie Novatski said...

Allie, I can't believe how quickly you work! What a perfect addition and sort of explains the H.