Monday, March 23, 2015

Stitching on the Lake

Fiona and I are all ready for our first Stitching on the lake day this coming Saturday. We are looking forward to catching up with stitching friends, both old and new, this week. Lynne is catering for us once again so the food is sure to be lovely. Here is a preview of our projects so you can gather your fabrics and threads ready for a great day of stitching.
This appliqued pencil case will be very useful. Enjoy trying your hand at needleturn or applique the pictures with fusible web if you wish. I have made my first sample with some Japanese fabrics I have been collecting but any favourite scraps of fabric will work. I am working on a second one in some Anni Downs' fabric to show you a different take on the same project. I have pieced the back using 3/4" hexagons. Bring along your glue pen and fine thread if you wish to try some English paper piecing. The threads used are DMC 3031, 610, 613, 3011 and 3857.

 For this sample I changed the red to DMC 221 to match the brighter red.

 The bunting will be a fun addition to any child's room. Don't forget to bring some fusible web, like vliesofix, for this project. The DMC threads used are 221, 782, 783, 3011, 580, 3031, 931, 310, 414, 612 and 613 or your own choice to match your chosen fabrics.

 The cushion is a fun way to practise your stitches. The threads used were some perle 8 threads, 503, 3348 and 922 and DMC threads 501, 470, 920 and 725 or your own choice.
Hobbysew will be coming with another lovely stall to tempt you but also with threads, needles, fabrics and lots of other things that may be useful. 

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