Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New (to me) Techniques!

I don't know about you, but I'm terrified of framing my own needlework. I've recently watched a YouTube video ( Part 1 and Part 2) about how to do your own framing and so I gave it a try on this very small (3in x 3in) piece. It wasn't much of a challenge but I've decided I still do not care for doing my own framing. With more practice I hope to get better at it.

Another new-to-me finishing technique is this no-sew cube. Well I used the cube technique and tweaked it a bit to make this little Halloween 'flat cube' ornament all ready for Halloween! If you would like to try this yourself, here is a couple of great videos! Video 1 and Video 2

Last but not least I stitched my first Blackwork design (Pattern here) in preparation for a Blackwork Hummingbird pattern from World of Cross Stitching issue 231! I've joined a Facebook SAL and we will start stitching Sept 1! Come join us if you want!!!!