These are instructions on how to embroider the Freestanding Lace Sunrise Earrings.
There are 2 files in the set with the same design but of slightly different sizes. By using the different sizes, colors and embellishments you can get unlimitted varieties of fashionable earrings.
|Size: 30mm x 51mm (1.15" x 1.96")
|Size: 36mm x 63mm (1.38" x 2.42")
Stabilizers: We recommend to use water-soluble mesh, such as Vilene. Vilene D0102 is a non-woven dissolvable stabilizer which is imported into the US, is sold in large rolls and is sometimes packaged under different brand names. Some of these brand names are Fabri-Solvy by Sulky, Avalon Plus by Madeira, Wash-Away, and Aqua Magic.
You can also use film-like water soluble stabilizers, such as Solvy by Sulky, Avalon by Madeira and Badge Master. However, be very careful when hooping, and use several layers of film stabilizer.
Threads: For this project we recommend to use embroidery threads made of rayon or polyester.
To get two-sided embroidery, use threads of the same color in the needle and in the bobbin.
Needles: We used size 80/12 embroidery needles and 80/12 metallic needles for metallic thread.
Most Importantly: ALWAYS make a test stitch-out and wash away the stabilizer. This helps you to select the threads, needles, stabilizers and settings of your machine correctly. It's very important to select the correct thread tension!
Washing out the Stabilizer:
Rinsing away the stabilizer is an important step, because the stitch-outs can be stretched or distorted if this is done incorrectly. We recommend to use a foam board and stainless pins.
Cut away the excess stabilizer close to the stitches. Take your time and carefully pin the outer edges of the stitch-outs to the board.
Now place the board into a bowl with luke-warm water.
Take the board out of the water and leave to air dry. Press if needed.
Making Earrings or Pendants
Besides embroidery threads and watersoluble stabilizer, you will need earring wire, fabric glue or sewing needle and thread, and all kinds of beads for embellishment.
Seed beads or hot-fix crytals will work fine. After you decorated the stitch-outs, attach the earring wire.