With temperatures between 100-107 degrees this past week the only thing left to do is stitch.
Next to Blackwork stitches, Eyelets are maybe my next favorite. Jane Zimmerman has a wonderful selection of Eyelet stitches in Volume 2 of Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery. I have used this Fan Eyelet a couple of times for shirts or aprons.
Use a pearl size 8 in either cotton or silk. Another option is Floche which I love. Floche is a cotton floss that is thicker than regular floss.
If you have a chart that does not have the pathway numbered here are a couple of hints when trying to figure it out yourself.
1) Eyelets are worked from the outside in to a common center hole. If you work from the inside out, you will displace the threads already in the hole.
2) You don't want to run your thread across the the back of the hole. So figure out where you are moving to to start the next eyelet.
3) Use a little bit bigger needle then you normally would so that it opens up your center hole.
If you do not have her books in your stitch library, they are a must. We carry both in the store and are often our go too books when writing guides in the store.
Rumble of thunder outside....mother nature can be such a tease.
This was the sunrise outside my window this morning.
We got a couple of great canvas in this week and I thought I would share my favorite (well at least one of them)
It is a Zecca canvas. I love the vibrant colors. I got it in with the border and without. You can see it and other canvas we got in by visiting the webstore.
While you are at the site be sure and check out the classes.
Zecca has a new website so if you get a minute visit it also.
We are having a Rebecca Wood Trunk Show starting next weekend. Hope you will stop by to see it if you are in town. If not, visit their website.