During Fiber Camp 2013, to be held at Sit N Rock Quilt and Sewing Shop June 3 - 7, we will explore embroidery stitches. We will work on a sample piece to learn the stitches. In the photo below I have used part of a colorful fabric I found at Sit N Rock, 1502 West Jackson Avenue (662-234-0800, email@example.com).
After a little practice we will create a small needle book to store needles we will be using during Fiber Camp 2013 (embroidery, tapestry, etc.) Using the correct needle for each fiber project is a must for good results, and this is a good way to keep the needles organized. You can right click on any picture for a larger view.
Detail of the embroidery stitches: Running, Stem, Long Cross Stitch, Chain, Lazy Daisy, Fern, French Knots, Buttonhole, Chevron, Couching, etc. Most of the stitches are basic and easy to learn. We will learn several of the basic stitches, and, time permitting, go on to the slightly more advanced stitches.
Front of the Needle Book, which is made from wool felt. The butterfly design is from another fabric which is all butterflies. Iron-on fusible adhesive adheres it to the cover of the book and it is then embroidered.
Back of needle book and interior. The butterfly fabric on the inside covers up the back side of the embroidery stitches, then a little book is made with 8 pages to store various needles.
To register for Fiber Camp, please call Sit N Rock, 662-234-0800.
The next post has several more photos of Fiber Camp 2013 pictures.