So, when I saw that Primitive Gatherings was offering an Embroidery Banner of the Month I thought I might be able to manage to finish a banner a month, for goodness sakes. ;) (Okay, so I finish the embroidery but I haven't found the time to put the borders on them). BUT I have decided that I want to make them all into a quilt anyway. With the Studio being home, now, I just don't have the room for monthly banners. They would get *lost*.
The embroidery kit comes in the mail every month and all the fabrics are included. The thread (Sulky 12wt - black) came with the first kit. Now...I despise prep work. Hate it with a passion. Hate marking and stuff. So when I heard about the embroidery method using Sulky Sticky Fabri Solvy, I jumped at it! I scan the pattern and print it onto the Fabric Solvy sheet, slap it down on the background fabric (it sticks!), hoop it all and just start stitching right through it! It dissolves away in water when the embroidery is finished. Done. No marking. No *oopsie* markings showing where I have mis-stitched. Love it. I do baste the Fabri Solvy sheet in place around the edges, though, because with the hooping I don't want it to shift. Works great.
|This is October's...just finished and before soaking in the sink to remove the Sticky Fabri Solvy.|
|And these are the finished August and September Embroideries. Well, the embroidery is finished.... ;)|