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January 2018 Children's Embroidery Class

Well here it is. The first of the Queensland themed designs to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Embroiderers' Guild of Queensland Inc., "We have Pineapples".   The designs go from easy to difficult.  I started with the difficult for our more advanced stitcher's.  I have 3 designs that are interchangeable for either item.

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Putting the purses together is not difficult, but, it is fiderly.  I think this deserves a little tutorial of it's own in the future.  I have made a couple of changes to make it a bit easier.  Like changing the lining to just an iron on stiffener rather than a padded interfacing and stitching the frame in place with quilting thread rather than the clear nylon one recommended.   I think I will experiment with perle thread for this as well.  It might work and then again it might not.

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 The simpler design just has a zipper closing.  When I say simpler, it could be quite detailed if all those seams were finished with embroidery.  I have a feeling that this will be the one that the kids like the best, but we will see.   But the best news is that not only have I finished the samples I have also completed all the kits, bar 2.  I ran out of wadding.

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I've only used the clear nylon thread once, and I think I would do almost anything to avoid using it again! It would certainly be quite challenging for children...

Carolyn Foley

Yes, it definitely isn’t my thread of choice, although it does give an invisible finish. But is it worth the pain?

I agree with Rachel - avoid nylon thread at all cost!
You are so quick, having finished the samples as well as the kits!

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