I love this clever storage idea from Colleen Bell published in the latest issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery, March/April 2018.
If your sewing room is chockfull of fabrics, notions and the like, maybe you use plastic totes to store your treasures. Colleen Bell created a ‘fool the eye’ project to camouflage basic storage units. She covered a tower of plastic totes with an embroidered linen cover. The Trompe l’oeil designs from Urban Threads were just the right touch – delicate yet eye-catching.
Colleen used one of my favorite techniques – connecting embroidery designs with regular stitches. When designs look like they are just hanging in space, linking them together completes the scene. First, stitch your embroidery designs. Then use a removable marker to sketch lines connecting the designs.
Then just stitch on the lines in the same thread as the embroidery design!
On Colleen’s project, the sketched lines mimic a swagged curtain and provides a natural resting spot for the bow. It adds to the Trompe l’oeil style of Urban Threads’ designs. Well done, Colleen! Learn more about Colleen at her website: http://www.the-embroiderist.com/about/