Monday, March 11, 2013

Pansy Scissor case ...

I was given a 'Pansy Scissor case kit' a few years ago - self-contained & ideal to fill in odd moments. To assist with stitching, I usually use the method below for marking chart & canvas. It acts as a very quick visual reminder of where you are in your work ... especially when the phone rings !

Being quite a simple piece of stitchery & small, just a single colour (red) marker was used. However, had the design been larger, other colours are marked on the chart at intervals as well as stitched as guidelines (in the same colours) on the canvas. For this chart, the stitching chart was first marked at 10-hole intervals in red pen. The canvas was then marked by TACKING lines (as per the same number of holes) in red sewing thread (before the design was stitched). 

Here (below left) it's on my floor frame with lots of threads 'on-the-go'.

FINALLY .......... (above right) here is it finished. (The machine-stitched fabric edge at right was added to prevent the canvas being unravelled while being worked.)

Currently undecided as to WHAT NEXT ?

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