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.


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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