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G.T. Wilkins class

I can't remember what I originally wrote about this class.  But I know that it challenged me.  It was the unknown I suppose that got me rattled.

I decided to put my mark making on paper aside to work on another day.  I will embellish this using my sewing machine, but I need to develop my ideas first. That left me with the fabric piece.

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I had painted  this with bright colours, because that was all I had to hand.  It isn't what I would have chosen, but that is how it goes.  Because I so like the gum blossom as a design I decided to stitch this.  I also decided to work on just one half of the fabric, so that I could finish the exercise.  I enjoyed Sue Stone's method of transferring a design, so drew my motive, free-hand, on five pieces of tissue.  Doing it freehand meant that each one was slightly different, I then pinned them to the fabric and hooped up my work.

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I do like this tissue method of transfer for simple designs.  It can be a bit messy because there is always a residue of tissue to remove,

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But I find the sharp end of a pin can ease the tissue away.

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I choose to use a machine sewing thread to stitch with.  It is a 12wt Egyptian Cotton by WonderFil and is lovely to hand stitch with.  I also choose the WonderFil gold and steel grey lurex thread.  Just to see what would happen.

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The cotton thread was a breeze to stitch with, the lurex it's usual difficult self.  So the result of a full days stitching was this small piece.

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Reviewing this technique I think that I could use it to make cards or even small framed embroideries for sale in our local gallery.

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So after all the angst this class caused it has given me a new technique that I wouldn't has used of my own choice.  I will explore this one in the future.


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Queenie Patch

Beautiful results, good to have a new way of making cards.
I have tried the tissue paper stitching method, but never liked it. The stitching is fun and easy, but the removing of paper such a dull task.

Carolyn Foley

For small embroideries and when you use a thicker thread it works well. Fine embroidery, forget it.


I sometimes use the tissue transfer as an intermediate, stitching running stitch through the tissue and then removing it before doing the serious part of the embroidery. These have worked well, and it's always satisfying to find a new technique.

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