post from Meghan
Not too long ago I received this.
Needless to say, I was excited. Whenever I embroider I really enjoy it, but it’s always a bit of an amateur affair. I write out the words myself with disappearing ink and hope for the best. Alternatively, I get the kids to draw something (or I trace something of theirs that I particularly love) and I simply back stitch over the lines. I’m usually happy with the results, but it’s more about saving their little drawings, or personalizing a gift, then design.
Sublime Stitching takes things to a new level. I have visited the website and can happily report that she has hundreds of templates to choose from. And not just letters. There are images for every occasion as well as scissors and hoops galore. It’s a treasure trove. (Annabelle’s note: we carry sublime stitching in the shop!)
Of course I was itching to try out my new letters, but as they are quite large and I had no ‘letter projects’ on the go, I had to bide my time. Fear not! An opportunity soon presented itself in the form of matching brother and sister birthday presents:
(if you can’t tell, they are aprons and mixing bowls)
The verdict: FUN, FUN, FUN!
The transfers are super easy to use, just iron them onto desired fabric and start stitching. The pack came with helpful instructions for the most basic of stitches and the website is full of further hints (so don’t feel daunted if you think you don’t know how). My only comment would be that due to the permanent nature of the transfers you must follow her design precisely. However, they are so lovely that this is hardly a major problem!
And while we are on the subject. If embroidery is your thing, head over to Posie Gets Cozy (thank you to Emeline for that new obsession) and check out her templates and books. I am currently in love with her free downloadable dishtowel patterns which, if I ever get round to making, will look beautiful, but never be used!