My crazy drapery project is complete!
In an earlier post, I explained why I'd gone off the crafting deep end and was embroidering my own drapery fabric. Now a month or so later, the draperies are complete and hung. I'm delighted with how they turned out.
Since I was making the draperies, I knew how far apart to do the embroider and that I only needed it on the face of each pleat. A perfect pattern repeat for a deep pleat on stationary panels is about 10 inches so that is what I did. The embroidery covers about 3 1/2 inches of each repeat so there isn't nearly as much embroidery as you might think to look at them.
Still the project took over 40 hours. That sounds like a lot until you think about the time invested in a quilt, crocheting a throw or knitting a sweater.
Now that I have that white fabric out of my craft room, I can move onto some messier projects. The next thing I want to do is a mixed media canvas but I wouldn't dare get paint out until these were completely finished.
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