Remember my Queen of Hearts?  I have a confession to make.  I nearly finished her so I am out of the contest.  However...I want to add tulle netting to her head scarf...any ideas how to do this?  I bet one of you have done this.

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Comment by Vicki Warren on March 19, 2014 at 12:36pm

I am going to make an effor to find a less fun filled canvas...that will be hard to do!!!  Jane...the magnet idea is exactly what I was looking for...I needed something to stabilize it.  Also was wondering if I should gather it at the top.  You are a genius!!!!

Comment by Jane/Chillyhollow on March 19, 2014 at 9:00am

I have added tulle to two canvases, using magnets to hold the tulle in place as I basted it and smoothed, basted and smoothed some more, etc.  I would think your best bet for a veil is to baste it down at the top and put some stitching or trim or beads over the seam, then tack it down around the sides and bottom with tiny stitches, hidden under beads.  Or you could use a very fine metallic to tack it down in smyrnas or cross stitches or something small but decorative.  If you don't like the raw edge at the bottom and you are patient, you could buttonhole all along the raw edge before you tack it down.  The buttonhole stitches might hide the tacking stitches.  I think you should play with this on some scrap canvas and see what look you like.  

Comment by K.B. on March 19, 2014 at 8:53am

Yep, just so long as you go back and stitch the previous months' clues. :) We understand that some canvases are so tempting that you have to give in to their siren song. :)

Comment by Vicki Warren on March 19, 2014 at 8:24am

That is exactly what I planned to do! So I can pick a new canvas?  Yay!!!!

Comment by K.B. on March 19, 2014 at 8:13am

Vicki, I'm happy that you nearly finished your Queen of Hearts and sorry that you won't be playing in the Games for the rest of the year. [Although you could always pick a different canvas and start over. :)]

Couldn't you tack the tulle down with a fine silk or invisible thread?


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