Pop-up Pinkeeps stitched on February 2008
Variations: ribbon, crocheted and beaded ties
My recommendations: linings or inside fabrics could be linen, aida or coordinating cotton. To me, the result is just the same. Though I strongly recommend that when you attach the cotton fabric inside, make sure every corner is 90 degrees and allowance at all edges is the same. As for the stiffener, I strongly recommend skirtex. I have to admit, skirtex is something I can't live without now. With so much 3-dimensional needlework finishings that I do, it always comes handy and very very useful.
Per Anne Marie's email:) "Beyond the oceans embroiderers' ideas cross themselves." I totally agree with that. Even with new finishing techniques that I learned as a result from my experiments, I always tell myself, somebody might have done it.:)
Anyways, I'm cooking up new kind of finishings... With these 2, I really hope they didn't exist yet... lol I will post the photos soon once I get them finalized. Though they're already finished, I had re-stitched the designs to try other method of finishing.
Happy stitching to all!
Update as of August 9th: Thanks Anne-Marie for teaching me how to leave a comment on your blog.:)