I carefully cut out all the lace motifs (this took a good few evenings work) and replaced them on all the layers and pinned.

Starting the handsewing… 

Each motif is handsewn round the edge to individual layers

I love how when you hold the layer up to the light the stitching sort of ‘defines’ the edge a little! I’ve only done the top layer so far, it took an entire day at the weekend, but this is still less time than I thought it would take so I’m pretty happy!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. ¬†She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Start of a long handsewing adventure was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Kim Debling