I haven’t posted for a while, been busy & out a lot. I’ve nearly finished my 32 ATCs, just have to finish the edges of the last 7. Quite a good day at the 84 Group on Sunday, Marilyn showed us a few of her embroidery techniques & then how to make an album to keep our 31 ATCs in. I’ve also got to make a sample album for another group I’m in, so that demo was very useful. A photo of the ATCs coming soon.
I’ve been looking at overlockers, the one I was interested in was on special so I went for a demo but found it a lot more complex than I thought. The idea of one machine to do everything is great but unfortunately to change from normal overlocking to cover stitch & chain stitch involves a lot of fiddling about changing needle plates etc. Another dealer I went to said they hardly sell any of that type now & a better, cheaper option would be to keep my old one & just get a coverstitch model.
So currently having a re-think.
Needle felt Challenge: Spice & Different Background
I’m a bit late with the Spice Challenge so have photographed the 2 together. Quite pleased with Spice (on the right) it’s on a felt background, various fabrics and yarns with a small amount of wool & silk tops and a liitle hand stitching. The other sample (left) is using a different background, for me anyway, which is some chunky wool fabric left over from 1971 would you believe! that says something about my hoarding nature I guess. The white wool squares, muslin & yarns are embellished on then handstitching added.