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