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The Stitchery Embroidery Kit: Floral Trellis

 Description from The Stitchery:

"Inspired by the florals and trellis patterns prevalent on the textiles I was lucky enough to see on a visit to Versailles, this embroidery panel is designed to be stitched however you like, used as a sampler of sorts.

The kit contains an A4-sized stitch sampler ( linen size is 36” x 44” with design 29” x 22”) displayed in a diagonal grid format.

The linen is new - as per the linen we use in the Stitchery Sampler, Alphabet Sampler and Potting Shed subscription kits.

Stabiliser is provided within the kit (instructions below)

Threads are provided but you will need your own hoop, needles and scissors.

We recommend removing the linen from the hoop after each session to prevent marking and you may wish to cover your hoop too.

There is space at the top of the grid for the stitcher to put their initials and date if they wish, just like the old alphabet samplers I find so inspiring.

This is suitable for all embroiderers. This kit is rated 2 as per the ratings below

1 - Absolute beginner

2 - Enthusiastic beginner

3 - Accomplished beginner

 

How to apply stabilisier (interfacing)

 

Iron-on stabiliser is used to support fabric and make it easier to stitch onto.

 

It is fusible on one side and soft on the other.

 

If in doubt before you start your embroidery on a piece of linen – always use a lightweight stabiliser.

 

If you are nervous about using stabiliser then test the instructions below by using a small square of stabiliser and a scrap piece of linen.

 

Press your linen first to remove any creases. Put a hot dry iron onto the linen – it is advisable to use a pressing cloth or clean tea towel over the top to prevent the iron marking the linen.

 

Put your linen so the print is face down and then cut the stabiliser so that it covers the design but leaves a margin to the edges of the linen.

 

The hard rough side should be placed so that it is touching the linen.

 

The soft side should be facing towards you.

 

It is advisable to use a pressing cloth or clean tea towel over the top of the stabiliser (which in turn is on top of the linen).

 

Use a dry iron and press – don’t swirl the iron.

 

Make sure the stabiliser is fully secured – if not then simply press again with the iron.

 

You are now ready to embroider your linen."

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