Our Tonkin embroidery floss contains a strand of lurex which is ideal for giving a sparkly touch to a fabric. Here we have used it to embellish our Coquecigrues fabric which lends itself perfectly to this. It is easy to sew and great fun, and will no doubt inspire you to do the same to other favourite fabrics.
You will need :
- A ready-made Coquecigrues cushion cover or a swatch of our Coquecigrues main motif fabric,
- Five cards of Tonkin embroidery floss: 1009, 1016, 1018, 1019 and 1023,
- A round-tipped embroidery needle,
- A 12 or 15cm embroidery hoop,
- A pair of scissors.
If you have chosen to embellish our cushion cover, there will be nothing else to do once you have finished your embroidery.
If you have embellished a fabric swatch, transform it afterwards into a tote bag, a project bag, a book cover or even a small pouch for your undies!
This model was made in collaboration with Catherine Rouchié, who is an embroidery teacher and also a valued member of our staff at Le Bon Marché.