I am forever looking for new ways to display my finished embroidery as it can be so boring to just use the wooden hoop to frame the design after you have spent all that time stitching.
I have been wrapping some of my hoops in a gorgeous variagated Malabrigo Yarn and have been asked many times how I get them to look so nice! Here’s a short video of the whole process so you can see for yourself…
The secret to getting it tightly wrapped is in the double sided adhesive tape I put on the inner edge of the ring to hold the yarn as I wrap. I use Stix2 Ultra Clear Tape.
Making sure you finish the yarn off on the underside of the hoop VERY securely is also crucial to a nice finish. Very often I use a hot glue gun for this but not everyone has one so you can use the double sided tape for this as well providing you are using a strong one like the Stixx 2.
Here’s a comparison of a design in a Flexi Hoop compared to the Yarn wrapped hoop. They are both really nice but I do think the Green Yarn compliments the design much more and makes the design really pop!
Why not give it a go and let me know how you get on!
If you love wildlife, flowers and colour then this pattern will hopefully appeal to you!
I am loving every minute designing this pattern and have tryed to get in a lot of different elements to add interest. There are birds, dragonfly’s, snails and hedgehogs as well as a resident badger, bunny and squirrell!
Nestled in between the little critters are plenty of wildflowers and mushrooms as well as leaves and acorns. There is a nice variety of stitches so it will hopefully appeal to lots of happy stitchers out there.
Not sure when this will be ready but I will let you know as soon as it is!
Garden Glory – the latest StitchDoodles Design has been many months in the making and is now all stitched up and ready to go…
The Sampler style pattern features a variety of beautiful flowers including Tulips, Daisies and Pansies…
Lots of lovely greenery is intermingled between the blooms with the addition of pots and snails to add to the charm.
Garden Glory is a sampler pattern so there are lots of interesting stitches making up the individual elements including some basic stitches like Chain, Stem and Satin as well as some slightly more challenging (but still very achievable) such as Buttonhole, Trellis and Fishbone.
The Pattern is a 10 page PDF with full colour photos and lots of easy to follow instructions. This will be a fabulous project to get you in the mood for spring and give you the perfect excuse to try out some gorgeous colours.
You can Purchase the pattern from my shop here. You can use all sorts of colours in your stash for this one as it will look great in any colourway!
I love embroidered necklaces and brooches and have wanted to make a pattern for some time that incorporated them.
I recently managed to find some gorgeous pendants in the US that I fell in love with straight away – after a bit of a wait they finally arrived and I was so excited at how gorgeous they are!
I haven’t found anything for embroidered jewellery in the UK that comes close to the quality and simplicity of these pendants they are so beautiful.
So that you can make your own Embroidered Pendant – there are now 4 different styles of these fabulous kits in my shop…
All you need to do is stitch your design, wrap it around the included crest tag and then glue in to the pendant – how great is that?!
If you are really tempted but just don’t know what to stitch in them, I have created 11 designs to get you started – the PDF for these is in the shop now. Here’s a peak of a few you can choose from…
They look fabulous in the pendants…
If you are in the US, you probably won’t appreciate how exciting it is to have these available! We don’t have as much choice in lovely stitchy goodies like you lucky peeps! UK stitchers – grab these while you can as I am not sure if/when I will be stocking them again!