Change of PlansThursday, March 3, 2011
This plate is missing Fairy Gingerbread...not to worry though. Crisp and scalloped cookies will be served up tomorrow. I received an pressing e-mail from Liz Jones and felt it had to be answered first.
She writes: "How do you use chenille trim? It looks narrow......"
Liz, I should have explained it in more detail on the original blog posting.
Above is the chenille trim dyed by R & R Reproductions. It comes in four wonderful colors. Barb and I have been purchasing the white trim and dyeing it with tan Rit dye. We've used the same formula over and over. Not very exciting or interesting.
We asked Ann and Pat from R & R if they might shake things up a bit for us. They came to market with these five wonderful colors. Fudge, Cocoa, Smoke, Cinnamon and Kelp. Cinnamon and Kelp are calling my name. I can hardly wait to use them. It might take a bit of time, but all of your cross stitch shops should have this product soon!
Here are some pictures that give you an idea of how we use chenille.
The picture above shows one of the best uses of chenille trim. It hides any gap between a wooden or paper mache box lid and the stitched piece. The picture also shows chenille trim before it is dyed. It comes flat and white. Doesn't look much like the trim we use on projects, does it? Wet the trim, dry it and it fluffs up like a new born chick. Click on the word chenille trim in the sentence above and the link will take you to a tutorial I made a couple of years ago on dyeing trim.
Another great use of the trim is shown above. The trim is laid on top of the seam line and your sewing thread is stitched over it to couch it in place. The chenille trim frames the heart pincushion. Wish the lovely green or red shade of chenille had been available to trim the heart....would have been much more dramatic.
The fairies will be busy this afternoon. Will show you the gingerbread tomorrow.
Until later dear friends!