Remember the little fabric books that are given to very young children? Well I've adapted the idea to make a sample book of stitches for a taster workshop that I'm doing at The Stitch Society pop up shop on Saturday 25th April.
I will be demonstrating how to make my stitched cards but I thought the sampler concept would be a good introduction to being more creative with embroidery - no crinoline ladies in sight! Made in calico and with some patchwork fabric shapes stuck on with Bondaweb, the pages are an ideal way to try new stitches and experiment with the weight of thread or stitch size. I have attached a couple of buttons (with extra long shanks) and new pages are added by means of buttonholes - my new sewing machine is a whizz at this! The book makes a good reference source for future projects.