Archive for August, 2008

Project #13, Tracy from Plumcute Designs

August 2, 2008

Welcome Tracy! You can visit her blog here and her website here

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Pretty Paperweight

By Plumcute Designs ™

©2008 Plumcute designs™

 

Using a fine point brown pigma pen trace design onto your background fabric

You will stitch with two strands of floss

Stitch as follows:

French Knots

dusty rose

All other stitches are backstitch

                   dark green outer hearts

                   light green hearts inside dark green

                   dark blue second ring of hearts

                   light blue hearts inside dark blue

                   dark rose for all swirl flowers

 

Cut stitchery to fit inside pre-purchased picture paperweight (I got mine at Aaron Brothers art store)

Place stitchery inside paperweight & enjoy!

 



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Stitchery pattern measures approx.

2-inches square

 

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Tomorrow, Barbara Douglas wraps up our Summer Workshop. I hope you’ve had fun… don’t forget there are still prizes to come! Leave your comments. Visit our designers blogs and sites and tell them where you came from. One more day….

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Project #12 – Helen Stubbing from Hugs ‘N Kisses!

August 1, 2008

Welcome Helen! Visit Helen’s blog here and her website here

. Quick and simple and a bit of fun you could stitch it in any colour or thread, appliqué or Colourque parts or all of the design. Have fun, happy summer for Northerners, and happy winter stitching for my Southern friends.

hugs, Helen

 

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Woops a Daisy    approx 6″ x 6″ design

Requirements

·       6 1/2″ square background stitchery fabric

·       6 1/2″ square fusible pellon (very lightweight fusible batting) or whisperweft

·       small scraps for applique

·       matching cotton thread for applique – applique needle

·       Presencia Finca#16 Perle cottons – I have listed what I used but match yours to the fabrics you choose to use. 5229 Medium Khaki green, 1984 Medium Antique Rose, 3312 Medium baby blue

·       #7/8 Crewel needle/ 6-8″ embroidery hoop

·       Coloured pencil/Textile medium/small round paint brush (optional)

Download and print your design sheet.

Download woopsadaisy.pdf

 

Instructions
Using a light box and soft mechanical lead pencil trace your design onto background fabric.

If desired colour stems and butterfly wings using coloured pencil. If you think your project may be laundered seal the colour with a textile medium and small paint brush

Fuse fabric to pellon (very lightweight fusible batting) or whisperweft to stabalise whilst stitching.

Insert into 6-8? embroidery hoop.

Using a single strand of Presencia  Finca#16 Perle thread or two strands of a stranded cotton stitch all
drawn lines except the flower centres which are appliqued. (of course you could choose to stitch these also).

Use a running stitch for the flower petals and a backstitch for all others. Satin stitch is used on the
butterfly mouth.

Cut out applique templates and mark onto right side of applique fabric using a removable marker. Cut out leaving a small seam allowance.

Position and turn under seam allowances, stitch using a blind applique stitch and matching thread. (of course you may have a preferred alternative method of applique – feel free to use it:)

Complete the blue running stitch over the top of your applique.

Border or finish your design into any project you wish.

 

Happy Stitching!
hugs, Helen

 

Thank you Helen! I really like this, I know everyone else will too! Tomorrow…Tracy from Plumcute Design!