Time to make a name tag !
I am part of a great group of stitchers that meets
monthly in Lancaster, PA.
(Red Rose Embroidery Guild)
We are suppose to wear name tags and mine
was so old and tattered - and did I mention 'lost'
among stitching supplies ?
I started by gathering my thoughts and supplies.
I found this very neat 'tin' at a quilt show.
It is from 'Twisted Threads'. Perfect for my need.
I cut out a piece of cardboard that nicely
fits into my tin. I also cut out my wool for the
background of my name tag.
I used pins to mark my stitching area.
I could have run a basting stitch to mark the area,
but I was a bit lazy and in a hurry !!
(Also, when using pins, you need to 'turn over'
the wool piece, or your threads will catch on the pins.)
Valdani variegated Perle Cotton thread
in #M60, Mountain Hike was used for
this Cast On Blossom stitch.
I love the earthy deep colors.
I love working with wool.
It is soft and 'takes' the embroidery so well.
Another bonus is it is very forgiving,
as it has just a bit of 'stretch'.
I trimmed the wool and wrapped it around the
cardboard cut out...
I applied glue to the cardboard backing
and pressed it into place in the tin.
Back of tin, where I will use a small strong magnet to hold it in place, when I wear it.
Just a fun, little, (3in. x 1.5in.), name tag !
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If you are local and looking for a group to stitch with,
The Red Rose Embroidery Guild meets
the 3rd Thursday each month, (except Dec.)
at 7:00 p.m., at
Grace Baptist Church
1899 Marietta Ave.
We would love to have you join us !
(no tag required to just visit ;)
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Enjoy your day !