Why not learn a relaxing needlecraft technique while stitching this new design by Nifty Needles? The saying featured on this design is such a wonderful saying that is true for so many reasons and is stitched using a technique called Redwork, which is the name given for pictures which are stitched with thread. It was originally done with red thread but now many colours are used. The flowers and leaves are attached to the fabric using an applique technique with blanket stitch stitching.
The cost includes your kit (which will be mailed out after booking has been secured and before the first zoom session) and two zoom sessions (1.5 hrs each) on Saturday 8 & 15 May 2021. Time 2 – 3.30pm
The kits come in a variety of colour choices, so when purchasing, please select the colour option you would like your finished design in. Fabric prints may vary between actual kits, but the colour range will always be the same. We have four colour options available at present – Blue, Red and Lilac. The kit includes the calico, assorted fabrics for your flowers and leaves, bondaweb for the applique, Perle cotton threads and a chenille needle. Also included is detailed pattern instructions with step by step instructions.
In addition to the kit, you will need pencil, paper and embroidery/thread scissors and a 5” or 6” embroidery hoop. If you have not got an embroidery hoop, you will be able to purchase one from our website.
To ensure you receive your kit prior to the first zoom session, it is important that you book early enough to allow the kit to be posted to you in time (postage will be added at the checkout) or you can to a click and collect to pick it from Nifty Needles if you are local. Payment in full for the kit and the two zoom sessions needs to be paid in full in order for the kit to be sent out to you. Spaces for these two zoom sessions are strictly limited to 10 people, so please book early to avoid missing out.
The two zoom classes will teach you the techniques and process of doing traditional blanket stitch applique and Redwork needlework. During the first zoom class, I will show you the easiest way to trace the templates, use bondaweb to fix the fabric templates to the background fabric. I will then show you how to work the blanket stitch to fix the templates to the background fabric and how to ensure you get evenly stitched blanket stitch.
The second zoom class will be the following Saturday, where I will demonstrate how to complete Redwork needlework, so you can continue with your design and finish it off so it can be framed or made into a wall hanging.