I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

A little paint....a bit of floss....and a sweatshirt


The November days are growing chilly......and I wanted to make
for myself a comfortable sweater.  Thinking upon a design for the sweater, 
I only had to turn to the beauty of nature at this time of year...........
I love to make sweaters from sweatshirts.  I usually stencil
paint a design onto the sweatshirt, but this time, 
I used a hot iron transfer and hand painted the 
leaves and design
then I embroidered the design
The paint ran in a few spots....but in time it will eventually 
fade with the laundering.
I made the design to run along the neckline and down just 
a bit on one front half, 
and on one lower half of one sleeve,
and I finished the front edges with a buttonhole stitch hem.
It turned out vibrant and pretty.
It is comfortable to wear.........not too hot and heavy
and warm enough against the chill.
So tell me.......what are you in the process of creating?
Here's wishing you lovely autumn days ahead with
a wonderful Thanksgiving full of 
memorable moments.