September Meeting – Hand Embroidery

Hello! The September Meeting is coming up and this month we are featuring embroidery. Personally, I think quilting and embroidery go hand in hand. I love combining them and relaxing under a quilt with my stitching. Ahh, bliss!Image

photo: girl on the cherry tree by Aneela Hoey, embroidered by me!

To show you just how fun hand embroidery can be, I have designed a little sampler to show you a few of my favourite stitches.

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What you need to bring:

  • A square of fabric (white/neutral is best, however a light print such as a dot, stripe or text is fine too) – it should be at least 6 inches square.
  • Printed design sheetFOUND HERE. Spare copies will be available on the night. If you have the chance you can transfer the design to your fabric before the meeting.
  • Your favourite embroidery needle. Its got to be sharp and pointy with a big eye to thread the floss through.
  • Embroidery floss – Choose your poison. DMC, Anchor, Sublime Floss, Perle 8 etc are all great choices. You can bring as little or as many colours as you wish.
  • Transfer pen – I love the Frixon pens, but you can use a pencil, fine pen, blue washable pen. As long as it can be hidden under the stitches or removed.
  • Scissors. Nothing fancy, just good old fashioned snippers will do.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday, 7:30 at the Civic Library as usual. Don’t forget to bring your latest projects for show and tell!

4 thoughts on “September Meeting – Hand Embroidery

  1. Der All,

    I am unable to drive at night and do not have a driver so will not be able to attend the next meeting.

    Enjoy the embroidery. Cheers Hlne

    On 24/09/13 9:44 PM, “Canberra Modern Quilt Guild” wrote:

    > twolittleaussiebirds posted: “Hello! The September Meeting is coming up and > this month we are featuring embroidery. Personally, I think quilting and > embroidery go hand in hand. I love combining them and relaxing under a quilt > with my stitching. Ahh, bliss! photo: girl on the cherry t” >

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