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Visible in the dark

Posted by Carina Thavelin

Even though we're longing for spring here in Sweden right now, we recently got snow again.... Right when we got used to the sun and listening to the birds singing. In winter time or whenever it's dark, it's important to be visible.

A fun way of using reflexes is to create them yourself. Here in Sweden you can find reflex fabric or wide ribbons per meter. By using Cutwork Designs, you can embroider nice flower and wear as a brosch. They are both nice looking and useful! :)

I used a design from Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Collection #228. I sewed one in the actual size and scaled one down 20% on the screen in my machine.

Then I glued both flowers on to a regular pin and added some pearls for extra effect.

I think it turned out really nice, wear them yourself or why not as a small gift to friends, we all need to glow in the dark! :)

 

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Filed Under: "Design Collection", "Designer Diamond deLuxe", Embroidery, Inspiration, "Joy of Sewing", Sewing
Comments
Kathleen De Moya
I think this would also be amazing using glow in the dark thread. Nice idea thanks for the tip
5/8/2013 6:51:24 PM

Karen Alexander
Great idea... but I'm thinking the proper English translation if REFLECTIVE fabric!
Reflex is, well something that happens automatically...! Which of course this project will almost be as it is soooo easy. Will have to look for this on this side of the pond....!
4/29/2013 8:06:45 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Lotta,
I bought the fabric at the store Symaskinsgrottan, Stockholm, it was sold per meter, about 20 cm wide. I know you can find it as wide fabric as well, at Söders tyger, Stockholm, among others.
4/17/2013 5:26:33 AM

Lotta
What an amazing idea. Where did you find that "reflective fabric"?

Lotta
4/13/2013 1:34:43 AM

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