Firstly, let me just wish all of you textile junkies and stitchfiends out there a Wonderful New Year! May your beading needles never bend, threads never tangle, your fabric stash never diminish and most of all may your imagination blossom!
- This year I am going to focus on producing a series of blocks using different techniques and stitches. There will be at least one a month so I will have a dozen by the years end. I have set this as my minimum target, although I hope there will be opportunities to produce more.
- I am giving myself a little extra task by trying out fabrics I am unfamiliar with and new techniques(to me, anyway).
By giving myself more time to ‘plot and plan’ I hope to see an improvement in what I produce.
So, here is my plan for Block A – Acorns and Applique.
I am mixing planning and preparation with a sprinkling of fun because I know it will make it easier to stick to the challenge. The pattern will become evident as I progress.
This block is constructed using velvet, which is a fabric I have no experience with nor the technique of applique(fused applique method). This is a good way along, I find fine interfacing (the iron-on type) works well and helps prevent the velvet from fraying. Also, I neatened the edges of the block before starting to handle it because the black bits where everywhere!!
Will post when I finishe this first piece.
Once again, Wishes & Stitches for the coming year ahead.