Lizzie Stitching Wallet Part 4

Lizzie Stitching WalletMy Lizzie Stitching Wallet is looking very pretty. This is a stitch-a-long by Faby Reilly, so every one or two weeks we get the next section of the pattern as the design is gradually revealed to us. Last week we stitched the ‘spines’ of the wallet, embellished with sequins and beads, it looked like this…

…I was going to leave all the beads until last as I was stitching on a hoop, but I couldn’t resist! I bought an inexpensive table top frame to try. My stitching wallet is now stretched on the frame. I’ve used it for stitching this section and at the moment I have mixed feelings, I’m sewing on a desk, sitting on a dining room chair and I find even on it’s lowest setting it’s a bit high, I also find the light tricky as I have a window in front of me and I find it’s actually quite distracting to be able to see light through the linen, I find it’s actually harder to count! At the moment I’m stitching with the frame resting on my knees, leaning against the desk, which I’m sure is not the idea!! It has made me consider looking at frames at the next stitching show when I could try some styles out and find what suits me.

This week I’ve been stitching section 4 which will be the back of the trifold wallet. The area in the middle is where a fastener will be attached. We’ve two weeks allocated to stitch this section so I can catch up on other projects as well now!

I think this is looking so pretty, I’m really enjoying stitching it. I’ll be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and have a look what everyone else has been stitching.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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19 Responses to Lizzie Stitching Wallet Part 4

  1. katechiconi says:

    The stitching is exquisite!
    I thought that style of frame was supposed be used on the floor, with the angled frame much higher, just above waist level, and that bottom rail for your feet. Just goes to show what I know…! But would it actually work that way? And would it be comfortable?

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  2. tialys says:

    I picked up a vintage stitching frame like your one somewhere but the only way I’m going to use it for embroidery is if I can fit it under the sewing machine 😉 🙂

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  3. claire93 says:

    this is looking so beautiful ^^

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  4. anne54 says:

    I am enjoying watching this pretty embroidery grow. The beads on the spine are a lovely touch. Do you have any thoughts on the advantages/disadvantages of stand alone frames versus embroidery hoops? I am wondering if I should use something.

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    • craftycreeky says:

      I’ve used hoops for years for cross-stitch, my favourite is one I sit on so I can use both hands. I’ve only used frames before when doing needlepoint to help it keep it’s shape. The disadvantage with hoops is that you either need one big enough to take the whole embroidery (which is pretty wasteful of linen and a bit cumbersome) or you have to move the hoop over the embroidery, which is ok for cross-stitch (I take it out after each session) but you can’t squash any embellishment or textured stitch. My flower lattice really needs to be on a frame too, I just find a basic frame awkward to use.


  5. Absolutely gorgeous – I love this piece, the colours are right up my street 😀

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  6. Catherine says:

    This looking lovely- I love the colours!
    You won’t be disappointed with a good frame and stand. It’s worth the investment in the long run.

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  7. Sandra Croley says:

    I think this will be the most beautiful thing I will see today!

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  8. Gail says:

    This wallet is going to be too beautiful to use! You will be the envy of all the other shoppers!

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    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks Gail, it’s going to be a stitching wallet, so it has needle case, scissor holder etc inside, so it will definitely be used when I go to Embroiderers Guild 🙂


  9. Cathy says:

    How beautiful!

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  10. CathieJ says:

    I have a frame that sits over my lap. I sit on a couch with a window behind me and it is really easy to use. I like having the light from the window behind me, because it makes it easy to see my work.

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  11. Your stitching is gorgeous! I’m not I’d be able to actually use the wallet since it will be sooo pretty!

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  12. Lovely progress in your stitching wallet. The beads are a nice touch.


  13. Oh my goodness how beautiful! You are a master at embroidery:). So so pretty❤️❤️


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