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.

~Author Unknown


  1. This is lovely Chrissie, I shall have to dig out my Stacy Nash patterns and start something new - just for a change.

  2. I love this one! I'm really into primitive looking things, and I can see how it would be a challenge to keep this not looking so 'perfect'. Must check out Stacy Nash's site. Oh no, not more things to add to my wish list!

  3. Hi Chrissie
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. Your little sampler is really cute!

  4. Love the coffee stained look. Will have to check out Stacy Nash - she is new to me.

  5. Hi Chrissie and thank you for visiting my blog! I see you have done several of Stacy's designs as you said - I just love them - all of them!!! I have teadyed and coffeedyed a few but the fabric I used for this recent finish is already dyed by Lakeside Linens so I am pleased with it and besides, I'm lazy this week - it's fine the way it is. LOL

    Happy Stitching,