I thought I would share some of the techniques I learned while attempting to finish the wool project Silent Night-Holy Night.
In order to stitch the word exactly as written by the pattern designer Jan Speed (It was nicely written), I used a water soluble stabilizer called Transfer-Eze.
Photocopied the pattern on the sheet, stuck it on the wool piece and stitched. Once completed, I rinsed it off and let the wool piece dry. Voila! Perfect word transfer!
The skinny pole (less than an 1/8 of an inch) that the snowman is holding was held back by Clover applique pins (my favourites). I worked from the front, making sure the skinny pole was straight and pinned from the back.
This is what it looks like from the front.
I did an X stitch to hold it in place.
There you have it, a couple of techniques for working with challenging patterns.
Catch you all later!