They're not marketed for their opacity, but they do allow you to see the prints of any fabric you use with them. They do have a plastic feel, so the fabric will no longer drape the way it did originally, but you can stitch through it, like I did with my St. Theresa piece.
I've used some vintage home dec samples around the central image, and you may recognize the "Rejoice" panel as the work of Allie Aller. This is a silk panel printed with one of her lovely floral motifs. She's planning to sell CDs of her alphabets made of flowers, so stay tuned to her site for details.
Above the central image I'm using the corner of another vintage hankie. I love the sentimentality of these textiles
I've pulled supplies for embellishment, but I think I'm going to approach this one with a light hand. That's what I always say, right?
If anyone is thinking of joining our sweater knit-along, (see previous post) we're planning to begin on October 15, so you have time to decide and gather supplies. Shoot me an email or leave a comment if you're thinking about it.