Today I am going to talk about STASH BUSTERS!
What are stash busters – read on.
Stash busters are project using up all those threads we collect. I have no doubt YOU know what I am talking about!
If you are like me you have built up a stash of threads through the years. You may call it a “collection” or a “stash” or really whatever term suits. BUT we do all have these.
When I started doing hand work, I realized early on that I would need a selection of fibers offering varying textures. I would pick up small bits of threads for embellishing with really no idea how they would be used. I have learned through the years to be much more selective AND I purged some of my stash when I moved several years ago.
I attend a stitch group about once a month and each time I visit I am astounded by what comes through the door for show and tell. I LOVE show & tell – do you? So inspiring!
Dominique showed up with the above case she had stitched using ALL Colour Complements perle cottons and floss. These were leftover bits from projects she had stitched previously. It is a very simple Scotch stitch repeated but the pattern is created with the placement of colours. It measures 4 inches wide by 5 inches tall. The back is slightly different from the front with colour choices but the Scotch stitch is repeated. There is a thread keep popping out of inside the case. She gave this to one of the other members.
That’s it for this week. I can’t believe it is already November although the temperatures are certainly reflecting this. Dropped to 0 (centigrade) the other night which is cool for the west coast. So, winter is a coming……