When I framed up the Strawberry Summer clock, there were two ornaments that I stitched earlier this year on the same piece of fabric as the clock. So I cut them out and decided to use skirtex as a stiffener for them then put felt on the back of them.
So I laced one and to make it lay flatter, I sewed the linen to the skirtex around the edge. With the next one, I thought, I don't have to lace at all, I'll just sew it to the skirtex.
I originally sewed directly to skirtex in a Sherri Jones class (A Mermaid's Two Tales? I forget which class) Anyway, this is how they turned out. I need to glue them to felt and cut a scalloped edge on them.
I've decided to just cut off the wings a bit on the Mary Engelbreit ornament for Claire. I think I can use skirtex to finish this one too.
I tried a few cast on stitches. I need to work out a few kinks. The stitch seems to curl on me. It seems like I need a very long piece of thread to work with, short ones won't go on the needle easily. I know how to cast on to knitting needles so this stitch wasn't hard. I just need a little practice.