On Sunday I made my way over to Islington to the make lounge with Kristina to do some extraordinary embroidery.
It's been a long time since I really embroidered anything and one thing I have always struggled to do is a French knot. Not anymore! I think I could have quite happily sat and made them all afternoon! Our lovely teacher, Catherine, showed us the crucial tip of holding the carefully wound thread close to the fabric as we pulled the needle through to produce perfect little knots.
We got to choose a Sublime Stitching transfer pack to embroider. There was much ooh-ing and aah-ing at all the designs and minds were being constantly changed. I settled on Monkey Love just because.
After ironing on our transfer, we set to embroidering our design. I outlined his face in split stitch and filled in using the same stitch but in a lighter brown and then finished him off with two French knots for his eyes.
Days 2 and 3 of the Seven Days of Specialness swaps have been filled with gasps of delight. For Day 2 there was these fab fabrics...
...and for Day 3, these gorgeous fabric magnets.
A magnet board is on my list to put up in my workroom, so these will soon have a very important job in there. Look how cute that little deer is!
Loving this week still!