Wow! It has been since early May that we had a post. Time has definitely been flying away for me this summer. I’d swear we were just starting June and I wake up this morning and its August 2nd. Well, before any more time passes, let me catch you up on the happenings at Tudor Rose Sampler Guild.
As a quick recap, during our May meeting, Mendie C. taught the members how to make cording. Mendie had a great group of samples using a variety of fiber types. When you expand your thinking beyond simple DMC and look at other fibers, you can make cording that gives your finishing a very unique look. Additionally, the thickness of your fiber and the number of fiber strands used can help you create thicker cords. The great thing about knowing how to make cording is you can use colors from your project to add to your finishing components and not have to hunt all over the place for matching trim.
May Show & Tell
This was a challenge Cyndi did with a group of fellow stitchers.
Kim L. purchased this 105 year-old English sampler stitched in satin stitch and knots using silk thread. Truly impressive in person.
At our June meeting, which I unfortunately missed, Betty H. taught our members how to use coffee or tea for dyeing linen! I am sure it was quite a treat having dabbled in a little fabric dyeing myself. Its not a very difficult endeavor and what a way to transform a piece of linen into a one-of-kind piece. As we always do in July, we took a break to enjoy time with our families.
June Show & Tell
Kim stitching this on 50 count linen for Gloria M. for her birthday.