Our programme for Skipton Stitchers has had to change this month as the lady who was teaching it is now isolating, so next months workshop on Crazy Patchwork has been brought forward. This meant I had some prepping to do. The workshop is concentrating on the embroidery and embellishment side, so we have to prepare a patchwork block.
We’ve been given instructions on how to make the block so everyone is working on the same design. It’s put together like foundation paper piecing but stitched onto a calico backing fabric. It confused me at first as rather than stitching it from the back through paper, the pieces are accurately cut using freezer paper and then stitched on the front in order. I only cut one the wrong way round so not too bad really!
We chose five coordinating fabrics, my starter fabric was one of my favourite bee fabrics, I’m thinking of using this piece for the front of a fabric book I have in my mind on bees. I used another bee fabric too which doesn’t coordinate as well but I’m hoping I can bring it all together with the embellishments.
We’ve to take any trimmings, buttons, beads, threads etc along to the meeting so I started having a rummage through my stash. I’ve just started bobbinating various embroidery threads and storing them according to colour, these are the non DMC threads, there’s linen thread, perle, finer threads. Hopefully I’ll use them more stored in this way. I’ve chosen two or three of these to go with some DMC threads.
This is my collection so far…
Looking forward to the meeting as always.