If you missed today’s Facebook LIVE live video, here it is! Please feel free to leave a question or comment. All are answered. xooxm
Here are the links to the subjects we spoke about in this episode . . .
A – Z of Wool Embroidery
A – Z of Crewel Embroidery
A – Z of Embroidery Stitches
Embroider’s Guild of America
Kidney Mary, Jill Edwards, and me after our stitching with the EGA in Maplewood NJ
Inexpensive Embroidery Hoop as Quick Tapestry/Crewel Yarn Holder
ORGANIZING FLOSS for a CURRENT PROJECT
Use an old thread spool holder to hang your cuts of embroidery floss.
Don’t forget to mark each spool with the corresponding color number.
Traditional Home Magazine
Hand Stitched Crazy Patchwork
In the Mail
Stitch Dictionary by Lucinda Ganderton
My New Best Pen
The Name Escaped Me
Tony Mineri is the needlework designer (a terrific guy) who is my inspiration, true or not, for learning embroidery page-by-page.
Visit Tony’s website to learn more about him and his fiber art here: http://www.tonyminieri.com
Fabric for New Quilt Workshops Design
Flowering Peony by Dover Hill for Benartex
Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids
Visit the fabulous QUILTSMART website: http://www.quiltsmart.com
We Have a Winner
The lucky winner of last week’s book giveaway is
Camille Caraway Anderson!
Camille is from Arkansas
Just like Savvy Shields
Who is Miss America 2017
Congratulations, Camille! Please email your mailing address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To order you copy of CROCHET TO CALM visit http://www.interweavestore.com/crochet-to-calm.
To see some of the projects from the book watch last week’s Facebook Live by clicking on the video below:
How I Wrap My Embroidery Hoop
I only wrap my good, wooden hoops, when I embroider. In this case, In this case, I’m using a gorgeous Hardwicke Manor, hardwood birch, 7 1/2” x 5/8” embroidery hoop with a brass fastener (about $15). You should always wrap one section of your wooden embroidery hoop with twill tape. I used the 1” Twill Tape by Wrights. I get it at Joann Fabrics for a couple of bucks, if that.
I simply secure my twill tape to the inner part of my embroidery hoop with an office binding clip and begin to TIGHTLY wrap the twill tape around and around the hoop, overlapping a little.
When I get to the end of my tape or the end of my twill tape meets the beginning of my twill tape (or whichever comes first), I fold under the raw edge of the twill tape and sew the pieces together — it’s not a stitching beauty contest, I’m just making sure my tightly pulled twill tape stays in place.
Here’s my completed wrapped and sewn inner embroidery hoop.
The twill tape helps keep your fabrics tightly in a wooden hoop. Some think it keeps your work cleaner, too. I always, always, wash my hands before stitching and after touching food or anything else.
I once knew a stitcher who would put a square of super-cheap, Walmart-ish, muslin (about 2-inches or larger than the hoop size) in the hoop along with, and OVER, her fabric design area. Once taut she would cut an area out of the muslin to keep her work clean. I have even used tissue paper for a really cheapie version (the rustling sound of paper can drive you a little, however, and it’s not as sturdy. Now, you didn’t hear it here, but the free Tyvek envelopes from the post office also work well). Like this:
Also, don’t forget that it is important to take your stitching OUT of the hoop when you’re finished stitching for the day. You don’t want to mark or crease your fabric.
Happy Stitching! xoxom
Sanganeri Block Printing on Paper and Fabric Class
Here’s a quick video on Sanganeri Block Printing . . .
Photos from my class . . .
Meet my teacher, Shanti Jain. We prepare paints for printing on paper . ..
My paper prints
Preparing for and Printing on Fabric
My Fabric Print (the grand plan is added embroidery)
Work of my classmates
Shanti Jain’s work
No FACEBOOK LIVE on Saturday, September 24, 2016
Where, oh where, is CREWEL APPLIQUÉ?