This cute wooly project will be my first on-line workshop. I will be posting weekly updates on how this project progresses and, hopefully learn to become more savvy with how to post beautiful and more details pictures.
I am working on this project with a group of ladies from the Beacon area – we meet once a week on Thursday evenings and if we really click then I am hoping to establish a Regional Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America. But taking one step and stitch at a time…we will do Woodland in Wool.
We met for the first time last Thursday at Bank Square, a local coffee house which provided less than perfect lighting. I drew the flowers and helped everyone hoop up and then we started to work the red flower on practice fabric. Once we have completed this test/practice flower we will transfer the entire project onto larger piece of linen and work to completion. We will be moving our meetings to our local Library where we will have the room to spread out and set up some good sewing lights.
This project was found in a book in my local library called “Embroidery Companion” by Alicia Paulson and gives fairly good instructions on how to work the piece
The first thing we have done here is outline the flower petals with one strand of red Paternayan 100% virgin wool yarn in stem stitch. One of the first things we discovered is the importance of using a good hoop! Cheap-o hoops just do not hold the fabric tightly and bend too much. I have a good wooden hoop inherited from my mother, but do not know the manufacturer.
More next week!
Your comments and suggestions are very welcome as this is the first on-going project that I have ever posted and I would like to get better and better at it as time goes on….