Thursday, May 27, 2010

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to Gwen, Cindy, Mary, Faye, Carla, Becky, Elaina, Summerset and Zoe for talking back to my Friday Confession post last week! I confessed that I am not much of an embellishment maker and asked if other people do a lot of embellishment on their garments.

This topic, not surprisingly, generated a wide variety of responses. On one side we have some big embellishment fans, like Gwen and Cindy. Cindy finds that creating embellishments fits in well with her love of recycling and making something new from something old.

At the other end, we have various folks with various reasons for not doing much embellishment, including Mary who doesn't enjoy the hand sewing aspect and Carla whose personal style just doesn't include a lot of embellishments.

And, of course, we have a group of "it-depends"-ers. For Becky, it depends on how the word "embellishment" is defined. If we limit it to yo-yo flowers, then that is not so much her style. But if we open it up to encompass hand embroidery, pleats, ribbons and trims, beading, etc. - then she embellishes!

And for Elaina, Summerset and Zoe it depends on the type of garment we're talking about. None of these women do a lot of embellishment on their every day wardrobes - but give Elaina an apron and watch out! ;)

Similarly, Summerset does the most amazing embellishments on her art garments and Zoe enjoys embellishing hats and scarves.

In fact, Zoe pointed me towards the Clover website ( where they have all kinds of tools to make all kinds of embellishments - like the rose making tool in the picture above. And she also pointed me to this tutorial on making your own fabric flower brooch.

Thanks again, everyone, for taking the time and trouble to leave a comment!