Since most of us are forced to stay at home, this blog post is a collection of embroidery related news to keep your hands busy in good virtual company. First up is a lovely spring-time cross-stitch pattern I adapted from a vintage pattern I found in the Antique Pattern Library. The pattern uses only two colours of stranded cotton: a colour for the flowers and a green. No need for specific colour numbers, just pick two colours that go well together. And if you like the effect of variegated yarn, you get a similar result as I did (see pictures below). I've used vintage variegated DMC stranded cotton on linen banding from Vaupel & Heilenbeck. You'll find the free pattern download in the download section of my webshop.
If you are rather into whitework, check out Luzine Happel's Global Schwalm Sampler. Over the next three months, embroiderers from all over the world can contribute to this community art project. Details are available on Luzine's website in German and many more languages.
Since we cannot for the foreseeable future gather in real life, I've started a FlossTube channel. The first episode has been up for a few days. And as viewers are rather positive and starting to suggest future topics, a new episode will go up in the next few days. Please like the video and subscribe to my channel so that you don't miss any new uploads. You can watch the first video here.
Nothing to do on Easter Sunday? Brilliant! Join hundreds of stitchers around the world for the first-ever FiberTalk Stitchathon. If you are in the CET time-zone (Amsterdam, Berlin etc.), make sure you are in front of your screen from 18:00h till 24:00h. Give-aways from shops, designers and fellow stitchers are coming in and guests from all over the world are being lined up. This is going to be awesome! Hope to 'see' you there!
If you are a follower of the antics of Gary of FiberTalk, you would have heard him rave about his purple fabric :). I have three pieces left for sale. They have the same fabric count as Gary uses, namely 35 ct. However, the colours are somewhat different. The basis for all these pieces was Maxima Alba/Weddingen linen, but of different batches. Some were white others more off-white. These pieces can be shipped in an envelope worldwide for €3,70 postage. Please keep in mind that mail is still going overseas, but it probably takes longer due to the virus. You will find the pieces for sale here and here.
And last but not least: the winners of last month's thread packages! If you would like to be included in the draw for one of these then please make sure you subscribe to my newsletter. This month's winner from the existing subscribers is: Marcella van Oost. And this month's winner from the new subscribers is: Elizabeth Dilworth. Both stitchers have been contacted. Congratulations!
That's all for now. Keep well!
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Jessica M. Grimm
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