Welcome to another New to Me Link Party!
My New to Me activities were very thin on the ground this month, I have only one to report!
The June meeting of my local Embroiderers Guild was a full-day workshop with the very talented Beryl Frank. Beryl is a quilter but our project for the workshop was a counted canvas piece based upon a swatch of Kaffe Fassett fabric, it sounded like fun!
This is one of the examples that Beryl brought along to demonstrate what she planned for us, the photo does not do the intensity of the colours justice at all.
Having never attempted counted canvaswork before there was a steep learning curve involved for me :) Needless to say the stitching was nowhere near finished by the end of the workshop!
However, I can happily report that I have now finished the canvas centre for my piece, as you can see below.
I was lucky enough to find the perfect beads lurking in a nearly hidden basket at my local quilt shop, as I was struggling to work out the sizes that I needed when I tried to order them online. Bead sizes in millimetres mean nothing to a girl raised in feet and inches :)
There were some definitely New to Me stitches in this, Woven Rice Stitch (the centre and corners) and Mosaic Stitch (the orange border) being ones I had never even heard of before, never mind stitched :)
Next up, I have to take a deep breath and make the fabric mount for the canvas centre with the fabric you can see above. An iron and Bondaweb is involved so it could all go pear-shaped from here on in!
So, that's my New to Me activities this month, now it is your turn.
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party :) If your New to Me involves a Christmas in July project then don't forget to link up to this month's Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party too, you could just win a mini charm pack for your efforts :)
You will find the Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew Link Party this month at Weekend Doings and Patch the Giraffe
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