I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and a happy Easter!
Here in Kansas, we celebrated Easter with family and friends, lots of good conversation and fun. Other than that, it was a fairly low key weekend, which worked out well. It’s always nice to have some quiet time!
And I didn’t get any stitching done, except on my hexie quilt, here and there. I had reticella plans, but alas, they did not materialize – too many other little things to do!
Today, I’m very excited to tell you about the materials kit for Cotton Quartet, the new Stitch Snippets project coming up, which will be available very, very soon!
Cotton Quartet is a needle and scissor “wallet” made up from a stitched sampler worked in four types of white cotton embroidery thread, accented with pearly-white seed beads, on a natural linen ground fabric.
For further information about the project and what you will learn as we work through it together, please read this introductory article here.
The materials kit for Cotton Quartet includes all the supplies you’ll need to fashion your own sampler needle and scissor “wallet” like the one above: linen ground fabric (outside), yarn dyed gingham for the inside lining, interfacings, the various cotton threads used for the embroidery (floss, floche, coton a broder, and two weights of perle cotton), special beading thread from Miyuki, two types of beads, two sizes of ribbon, and three fine embroidery needles.
The only supplies you need to provide are a frame or hoop, scissors, and regular sewing thread and pins or clips for some of the finish work.
The project is suitable for advanced (or determined) beginners and beyond. You should know the basics: how to thread a needle, begin and end threads, read and follow stitch instructions, and set up a project in a hoop or frame. While we will touch on some of those topics, they aren’t the in-depth part of the project. But I will link to other how-to articles for further tips as we go along.
Please note that the instructions are not included in the materials kit. The project will develop step by step here on the blog over time, and all the articles will be gathered in a project index that you can access throughout 2022, so that you can work at your own pace.
Tomorrow, April 21st, at 10:00 am Central Time (that’s 11:00 am Eastern, 8:00 am Pacific), the kit will be available here in my shop.
There is, as usual, a limited number of kits, and it is likely that they will sell out.
We are already working on a second run of kits, but we are having problems getting some of the supplies in quantity. It’s a constant challenge to track down supplies. But we’re doing our best!
If the kits sell out, you can drop me a line and request advanced notice for the next run. I’ll send you an email when they’re back in stock.
Unfortunately, the kits are available to ship to the US and Canada only via USPS Priority Mail, due to shipping restrictions between here and Australia / NZ and tax policies between here and the EU and UK.
As the project progresses, we will talk about materials and substitutions for those who don’t have a kit or who prefer to work from their own supplies.
Downloads & Printables
As the project develops, all the lessons will be available in PDF format for easy downloading, saving, and printing to members of the Needle ‘n Thread community on Patreon.
Participating, Questions, Feedback
With these stitch-along projects, the best way to participate with the community at large is to use the comment section at the end of each blog post to leave questions.
If you’d like to post pictures of your progress, the best interactive places to do that are the following:
On Instagram, use the hashtag #StitchSnippets and tag me (@needlenthreadmc)
On Facebook, you can share progress in the Needle ‘n Thread Community on Facebook here.
See You Tomorrow!
See you tomorrow for the kit launch!
You’ll find the kits available tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, at 10:00 am Central Time (11:00 AM Easter, 9:00 AM Mountain, 8:00 AM Pacific) in my shop, just waiting for you.
Have a glorious day!
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