When I first signed up for my sewing course with Fiona Doubleday, of Earth threads I had no idea that I would be creating small finished items right from lesson one. I certainly didn’t expect to get hooked so quickly. I’ve since committed to taking a half dozen or so more short courses, in addition to my weekly sewing class, but more about those later. In the meantime a short summery of progress so far.
Appliqued coasters. I couldn’t quite get the hang of this at first, then I worked out that my zig zag stitch needed to stay on the applique and not come over the edge. Duh!
Applique cushion. This was fun to do, especially with a bit of hand embroidery to add to the texture.
We got a bit side tracked on lesson four and I ended up making a lavender heart with some lovely Liberty fabric. Then I went home and made a dozen more!
By far my favourite lesson so far, the journal cover. All fabric pieces machine embroidered. I’m starting to feel where I want to go with all this now!
A practice piece with a “scribbling” effect, not sure what I want to do with this. A wall hanging maybe?
Still to come, tea cosy, bags and Kantha stitching!