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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

what should postman bring next?

I have been reading Jennie's blog, she has been learning "stitch and slash" technique in the course she is currently attending. I remembered that I learned this in one of the workshops I went to quite a while ago.
Jen is much more creative with her sample, it will be interesting to see it when finished.
The object of the workshop I went was to make a bag. It is one of the projects I actually finished!




I remember that our tutor brought various objects made using this technique, from cushions to a waistcoat.
Depending on fabrics used, you can get some amazing results.

I am waiting for the postman to bring me no 4 of BOM, so I can finish my Christmas tablecloth. I need one more corner to embroider plus the rest of the design. I might even finish it before Christmas!


Some of you, who have commented on the Tail Feathers quilt, wondered if they too should have a go at machine quilting. Let me say, that I don't think it is something I will take up in a big way, but I am glad I have done it and I will be confident to have a go if I need to in the future. It is very scary to start with if, like me, you haven't done any free motion embroidery before, but it gets easier. I practiced on a small Tilda stitchery before starting on the quilt, which proved to be a good idea.


5 comments:

  1. Radka I love the rich colours in your cute chenille bag and I am looking forward to seeing the finished Christmas tablecloth. Take care.

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  2. Wow Radka i so love your bag....mine are staying as samples at the moment a for my college work....im in love with Tilda its my type of quilting xx

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  3. Love the chenille work Radka, and those Christmas stitcheries are just delightful. Sorry I've been absent again, it's been a hectic week here. Will write soon.

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  4. All very lovely. Been so long catching up but I have updated my blog now LOL and made a promise.

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