I don’t know about you but I love holidays, I love Halloween and the fun of finding and creating decorations, costumes and the food! This year I have been short on time to get everything done due to family health issues. It is always difficult getting things done when more than one person can take up all your free time. I am also the caregiver of my mother and that is time consuming. But, I managed to sneak in this project and before I finished one I had an order for a second one. The project is a machine embroidered spider web. This was actually very easy to make.
To make this web it is more authentic with 100% cotton thread but you can do this with any embroidery thread. There is 8 pieces that you must sew together. I used two layers of water soluble stabilizer for each triangle I embroidered. You do not want to do more than one part of the spider web because it will pull away from the hoop and throw off the stitching.
I use one solid piece of stabilizer and then I use pieces of stabilizer to make the second layer.
I found with this project that it was easier to stitch the pieces together with the stabilizer on. Once you stitch all the pieces together, rinse the whole web in warm water. I tried several way to dry this. The first one I dried on a cookie rack. I was not happy with the results. The second one I pinned it to foam core board with a towel on top of it. (do not use a fuzzy towel like I did.) This is a form of blocking. It dries flatter and looks nicer when done this way.
I did not notice I had done this till I was done. I do not like the points. They do not meet. I will re-wet the points and pin them closer together. I like it to the point. Now it will take you better part of the day to embroidery 8 pieces and stitch them together.
The pattern is from Urbanthreads.com
Good luck with your spider web and all the rest of your decorating. I keep adding things all they way till I have to take down the decorations. How about you?
Have fun, see you next time,