The Children's Class
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I wish I could stitch quicker!  Especially when I am testing ideas.  There are the highs when it works and the lows when it doesn't but then, how can I make it work?

It has taken a week to work up these three pieces from start to finish, and I still have another 6 designs I want to try.

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As usual it is getting the finishing right that takes the time.  Not only does it have to look right it has to be 'do-able' for a child.

So the deer outlined in Palestrina stitch looks really good, but will little ones be able to stitch this?  I know they can handle the whipped back stitch that I used on the other ones.  But this stitch used on the join isn't as good as the laced broad chain used on the first and forget about the join on the smaller one alltogether.

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Then again, I am wondering how it would go if I stitched around that circle using a perle thread wound onto the bobbin and then sewn on the machine?  I might be able to loosen the tension and then whip it using a double thread?  This might look better?

Just by the by, I tried using off cuts from my quilt batting to pad the base, not as good as the Pellum.  Off to Spotlight to buy some more where they told me is was $27.00 per metre!!!!  NOT.  I ended up at a discount store and got it for $10.00 per metre.


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What a good idea for this upcoming Christmas!
Do you use an embroidery machine to stitch your designs or is it just hand-embroidered?
Keep up the good work!:)

Carolyn Foley

It is hand embroidered.

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