Tuesday 29 November 2022
Saturday 26 November 2022
Wednesday 23 November 2022
Sunday 20 November 2022
Friday 18 November 2022
There has been a collective project going on at work for a couple of months. One of the activities ladies set up an easy to do cross stitch on a piece of 11 count aida. (That's 11 cross stitches per inch). A number of staff members helped with a few stitches here and there, myself included.
Many of the residents, particularly the ladies were interested to see progress and many rued the fact that their eyesight or lack of dexterity would not permit them to join in.
When it was first set up I had agreed to 'finish' it. It came to me with it's raw edges serged in black thread and in places it had been bound with a rather heavy duty and sticky white tape. Even though I used a squirty bottle of water to loosen the sticky I still ended up with quite deep fraying so in an effort to stabilise what little fabric there was around the finished design I put a piece of interfacing on the back.
Then put a piece of black fabric back there too before pinning and 'quilting' around the design. Finally I made a black binding and popped that on. And added two hanging loops to the back.