Monday, March 14, 2011
Cutwork: finishing techniques
Some final notes and suggestions about finishing cutwork.
If you want to use the cutwork as an accessory or applique cut it out along the outer edges - a sharp cutter is most appropriate - paying attention not to disturb and cut the embroidery. There may be tiny peeking fibers which you should pluck out.
Then the piece should be washed and starched to gain firmness.
Even better than starch is if you interface the piece in the first place, which I did after I was finished with this one and since I am working on another cutwork project, I must say the interface was the real thing.
When dried press it with a hot iron to make it neater.