Monday, 19 May 2008
Stacy Nash Primitives
I had such fun with this Stacy Nash Primitives 'Early Style Bluebird Cupboard Sampler' I used it as an experiment to try my hand at ageing my linen with coffee grounds. Stacy said to put the linen in the oven until dry!! I wasn't at all certain about doing this but did it anyway and watched it carefully so as not to have any accidents. I gave it several goes adding depth as it went. I actually finished it off in the microwave which is a method Lynette Anderson uses with her tea dyeing. I was really happy with the end result and it smelt so good too. Actually, sewing this up is quite a challenge as we are always attempting to achieve neatness and perfection in our stitching and to get the primitive/rustic appearance, things don't look so neat and have irregular stitches and uneven seams. These are my finished results......
This is the fabric I used to line the back ~
I enjoyed this so much I am looking forward to stitching my next Stacy Nash design.
I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.