The Stitch Club workshop of these last two weeks
by Hanny Newton
was a bit of a problem for me
because I didn't have the gold passing thread
that you need for it.
But gold is a metal
and metal things I have . . .
(in my box of screws
and other things I might need again some day)
So I turned the goldwork
into metalwork !
First I stitched the washers and rings
some funny spring and some coins
onto the light blue shot cotton fabric
The embroidery hoop I started with was too small :
normally you can replace the hoop
to the next space you need to stitch
. . . . .
NOT SO WITH METAL PIECES !!!
Luckily I had a slightly bigger hoop
that did the trick,
though in the end, when couching threads
I had to take it out of the hoop
to do the edges and corners.
I added some safety pins to the collection
and even found some push buttons on the sidewalk
(they were waiting there to be found by me !)