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Date: 1/30/12 8:29 PM

Hello,

I saw a pair of curtains on the site Horchow that were $200.00 a panel, they had butterflies embroidered all over them. Needing more than one panel I thought this is a outrages price to pay for sheers.

Is it easy to embroider on silk organza? What need and foot would I use? where can I find many different butterfly embroidery patterns to purchase?

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Date: 1/30/12 9:16 PM

The question of whether or not it's easy to embroider silk organza is more of what you're willing to put up with. If you purchase some good wash away stabilizer and use that underneath your pattern, you should be fine. Use a lighter thread, such as rayon. As to embroidery patterns, there is a plethora of them all over the Internet; just google for them and you will find many sites. You didn't post a link to the curtains you are thinking of, so I don't know exactly what you mean by "embroider". Does it mean that you are going to thread paint a design, such as with couching? Or do you want a stock embroidery pattern?

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Date: 1/30/12 9:31 PM

Thanks for your input. My Webpage

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Date: 1/31/12 10:15 AM

Ten years ago I made a heavily embroidered gown for a formal function, with more than 50 separate embroidery designs on organza. There were a lot of butterflies, as well as flowers, insects and other nature-inspired designs.

The "Bug Gown"

Since the designs were solid, not open, I used a tear-away stabilizer. Everything came out wonderfully. I wish I could remember where I got most of the designs!

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Date: 1/31/12 10:35 AM

Thanks for sharing your gown, Welmoed, so lovely!

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Date: 2/3/12 0:01 AM

I am interested to see the outcome of your work. Show us pics! The other thing I am interested in is the durability of the silk. I've always understood that the silk is not suitable for direct sunlight, and have used silk curtains only on a north-facing window (in the Northern Hemisphere) and under an overhang. Your idea is causing me to start thinking about other ways to use it.

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Date: 2/3/12 0:46 AM

The pictures of your 'Bug Gown' are just beautiful.

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Date: 2/5/12 8:48 PM

Welmoed,

The gown and embroidery is beautiful. I hope my curtains come out as good. Now to find the perfect butterfly.

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