Next month we are having an embroidery workshop with Liz Hands at Country Roads Quilters. We need to prepare the work ready for a day of hand stitching.
The title of the workshop is "Mini Delft" and the sample piece from Liz is a lovely blue and white mini quilt with four different styles of flower in blue appliquéd and then embroidered on a white background with blue and variegated threads. Now, I love blue and white but had to make my piece more Japanese-looking! I pieced three pieces of Japanese fabric and then used almost plain fabrics for the appliqué. I chose the lotus flower from Liz's pattern, and drew my own maple leaf. Using Liz's instructions and help from Wendy at Camelot Crafts I faced my fears and used invisible thread!!!
The flowers were attached using Bondaweb and then zigzagged around the edges using the invisible thread. The embroidery will hide this, and any wobbles! But what will hide the wobbles in my embroidery? I can't say I enjoyed machining with the invisible thread but I am happy with the results.
These are the number 12 cotton perle threads I will use for the embroidery in July. Please come back then and see the results.