Sidney Eileen (sidneyeileen) wrote,
Sidney Eileen

New Tutorial: How to Floss a Corset

Many times in the past year I have been asked how to floss corsets, and my answer has always been, "By embroidering." Flossing is, quite simply, applied embroidery. If you know how to embroider, you know how to floss. Until a couple months ago, I thought that was all the explanation that was needed.

During the course of an online discussion regarding online tutorials and guides, I was quoted as saying that I didn't know when I would get around to writing a flossing tutorial. My advice about learning embroidery was omitted, but it did make me realize that maybe this was something that was actually needed. It's certainly not the most involved or detailed tutorial I could write, there is a tremendous amount of interest in the subject (for good reason - flossing can turn a drab corset into a wow corset quickly and easily), and it will make an excellent subject for my first foray into workshop teaching.

So, without further ado....

How to Floss A Corset

This tutorial illustrates some of the basic embroidery patterns I have used for flossing, gives tips relating specifically to corset flossing, and assumes you have a basic working knowledge of embroidery. My flossing workshop is for all levels of skill or knowledge, including no prior experience with embroidery.

As with any new tutorial I post, I welcome any and all feedback, especially regarding any parts that are unclear, typos, and unanswered questions. Not all suggestions will be implemented in the tutorial, but your feedback helps me to write clearer and more helpful tutorials, and may point out areas that need their own tutorials.

I mention workshops because I am currently assembling materials for my first workshop, which will be on Saturday, December 4, in Sacramento on the topic of flossing. I will be posting more details on this workshop in the next few days. Attendence will be extremely limited for the first workshop, but I will be conducting more workshops after the holidays.
Tags: corset, embroidery, flossing, tutorial
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