So I'm thinking that we could benefit from a smaller discussion thread where newcomers to the TAST or StitchinFingers experience can ask for help and veterans can give guidance and advice. This is designed to keep random chatter to a minimum so that questions and answers are easy to find!
Thank you Tahlia.....I'm a newcomer to TAST and while I can do a few stitches, I'm strictly a beginner on most...this site will be most helpful to me....cheers Teresa
I have been following prior TAST challenges but I have not yet participated. I signed up for the TAST 2012 challenge and the CQJP challenge as well. Someone on my facebook page mentioned maybe you could combine the two challenges. That sounds interesting. For me, I would like to make either a band sampler like SharonB's *or* a sort of fabric journal. I don't want to put the pages in sheet protectors, I would like to find a way to attach the "pages" together with some sort of "binding", even if it just means putting eyelets in and putting those binder rings through the eyelets. I'm not quite sure what I want to do yet. The fabric book would mean I could be less of a perfectionist about the whole band sampler being the same fabric... if each page had a different fabric it would be okay, but sewing different fabrics together in one length might trigger my perfectionist impulses ;-)
Does anyone have any ideas about this? Or examples of fabric "books"?
I'm a newcomer to TAST too, but I'm reasonably confident in my computer skills, so can help answer computer-related questions (like "how do I post a photo online?"). And I've been embroidering for awhile, so I can probably help answer stitching related questions too! :) I'm looking forward to the experience and to making a bunch of new stitch friends!
here's a couple of links that might interest you:
Personally, I love the one by shadetreeart!
Lisa have looked at Sharon's links which are really useful, thanks.
Wow, those are awesome! I would have to do the page's embroidered stitching before I sewed the "front" and "back" of each page together though, I think. Don't you need to get to both sides of the fabric when doing embroidery that involves counted fabric?
Gina, I would have to get to the back for any embroidery I did. I know some people may not have to, but it would drive me nuts to try. :o) I personally would do all the embroidery and then sew them together.
That's pretty much what I was thinking Lisa, but I am a new (beginner) embroiderer-wanna-be so I wasn't sure. Heck, I'm still not sure if I want to do a band or a book!
this would be very helpful..a confidence builder....
Or you can make your embroidery panels and attach them to the pages. ... like the page becomes a matte to frame your stitching panel. :)
Tahlia thats a great idea, but wonder whether the pages would then become heavy as the embroidry panels would already have been backed with muslin or another such fabric to enable the embrodiery to be sewn using a hoop.