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Time for a Cuppa – Details 289 to 291 June 12th, 2007

join 12

This is the second set of 4 blocks and again I split the seam across the middle into 3 sections.

The first section is more Portuguese Stem Stitch, which has become a favourite stitch, I find it very rythmic and soothing to work.

Portuguese Stem Stitch

tips for time for a cuppaThe middle section is double knot stitch above which I added a cuppa tea scene…The Tea Pot is cut from a cotton print fabric and put on with needle turn applique…I put the tooth pick in the picture to remind myself to tell you what a wonderful tool it is for needle turn applique, I have never enjoyed doing needle turn applique until a friend showed me recently how to do it using a tooth pick and it makes all the difference, when turning the seam allowance under with the toothpick the wood grips the fabric and makes it possible to make the fine adjustments required for needle turn applique….I painted the cup charm using acrylic model paints.

Time for a cuppa

The third seam is Split Stitch done with silk ribbon.

split stitch worked in silk ribbon