Sunday, December 20, 2015

A New Slow Project

Sharon and I have not gotten together to sew in a couple of weeks. We will be in the sewing room together today. Don't have a big project that I feel like working on. I think I will make my self some new, sorely needed potholders. I seem to make them for others and not myself. Do you do that?

This evening I will do some more hand stitching on a new project I started this week. I saw this redwork pattern at Bird Brain Designs  called Stitchin' Wisdom.  I ended up ordering the whole kit. It included the pattern, the fabric, 3 balls of #8 perle cotton thread, and the needle. They shipped very quickly. Check it out and run your cursor over each block to enlarge it. I started on the block below. So cute.
In the pattern they mentioned a product I was not familiar with. It is called Fabri-Solvy by Sulky. You can use your inkjet printer to print the embroidery pattern onto the Fabri-Solvy. Then, just peel off the paper backing and stick onto your background fabric. Stitch right through it, then wash away the Fabri-Solvy. Some reviewers had complained that their needle got sticky. I have not found that to be the case. Maybe had something to do with needle they used. A few others had a little difficulty washing it away. I will report back on that later. So far, it sure beats using a light box to transfer the pattern. They suggested you could use a red Micron permanent pen when using the light box. I really didn't like that idea.

Are you slow stitching today? Share with us at Kathy's Quilts.




May all your ups and downs today be with needle and thread.

5 comments:

Ivani said...

You found a treasure, what a beautiful redwork project Donna! I' ll be looking forward to see your progress. hugs

Sarah said...

I adore red work and your birdie is really cute!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love the new redwork project! Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

Your sweet little sewing bird Redwork is coming along nicely, I love Bird Brain designs those patterns can be so addictive. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Happy Stitching

Quilter Kathy said...

I liked using the Solvy when I had a pattern to print out.
This pattern is soooo cute!

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