Day 56, Week 8, YTD– A Year of Stitches 2017

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February 25, 2017

Remember the week I took  a break from my large hoop?  Well, I finally finished it off!  Using the guide for finishing from the “Boho Embroidery” book, I trimmed the excess fabric with pinking shears, glued the fabric to the back of the embroidery hoop and backed it with a piece of wool felt I picked up from Michaels.

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What I learned was that I needed to plan ahead and cut the backing felt BEFORE I sewing the piece in the hoop….Oops…The felt just fits inside the back of the hoop with no glue.  I also jotted my initials and the year with pen on the inside of the hoop.  Not very neat so no picture!  Here it is hanging on the wall.

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Back to the main hoop….I decided to continue stitching around the bottom of the hoop, to the left of my previous work.  Spring-like weather is visiting Northern Virginia this week..think May instead of February!  So, Easter is on my mind.  I used several variegated fibers this week, new velvet fibers, and new stitches!

Today I learned a new stitch to add to my library.  I learned the fishbone stitch to fill in an egg.  I also used satin stitch and double cross stitch for the other two eggs.  Silk and velvet were the fibers used.

Day 56:

Stitch:  Satin Stitch Double Cross Stitch and Fishbone Stitch (from left to right of final three eggs.)

Fiber:  Classic Colorworks hand dyed silk in Aqua Velvet 2 ply, Petite Very Velvet in V629 single strand, The Thread Gatherer in Silk ‘N Colors in Fairy Quilt Cottage 2 ply

Year to Day Ending February 25, 2017 – Week 8

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