I’ve been infected!!! Yes, I also have caught the soutache embroidery bug!!!
After years of not knowing what to do with the soutache braid that laid unused in one of my many boxes containing bits and pieces that I may, or may not use one day… I finally broke down and bought a soutache tutorial! :-)
First of all, let me start by saying that I probably would never have even thought of trying this technique had it not been for my dear friend Miriam Shimon who not only inspired me with her stunning soutache work but also encouraged me and shared some of her secrets with me. If you are not familiar with her work, please visit her shop, you will not be disappointed!!!
Here is one of my favourite souache pieces that Miriam designed:
So armed with inspiration and all her support and encouragement I bought a beautifully explained tutorial by Jodi Horgan, who also makes superb soutache work:
and as I’m unable to follow instructions (in terms of design, not technique) this is what I made from the tutorial… my first soutache pendant:
It’s not perfect…. but I love it and it’s the perfect winter pendant for me and I’ve been wearing it non-stop! :-)
As I said… I caught the bug… so I started making more pieces… these are my first (well made) earrings:
Can’t wait to make some more pieces!!!! so stay tuned!