How do you feel about the resulting conclusion?
I have mixed feeling about the finished scarf. I am pleased with execution and the construction of the scarf, the colours and materials used. I love the way every now and again you get a glimpse of the stitching on the patches which I love. I like the scarf, but because there are so many ways that the surface design could have been stitched I am not sure if I went with the best design.
Is it fit for purpose? give reasons
The scarf was designed as an evening scarf so was mainly decorative. It is fit for purpose however if it needed to be cleaned I would gently sponge it rather then washing,
If you made it again what changes would you make to the way you designed and made it?
If I made it again I would keep the same colours and materials and construction. I might alter the surface design slightly by making the patches reverse appliqué I really like how this method makes the design look like an integral part of the fabric. If I did this the squares would probably be less symetrical and more organically spiral I would also add some small beads to the spiral running stitching.
Costing of finished item
Fabric £7.20 Dye £3 Thread £3.70 Beads £2 Craft felt £0.25 Total £16.15
Date when design work was started…….March 29… Completed………April 3……..
Date when embroidered item was started ……April 6….. completed…..April 21…..
Total number of hours spent working on the design …..6…… embroidery……..24…..
Raising the Surface — Maggie Grey
Textile Art — Published by Apple
A Beaders Reference — Jane Davis
The Encyclopaedia of Beading Techniques — Search Press
Numerous online sources.