My, the days are feeling more Autumn-like than I care for. 62F at 2:30 pm is a bit unusual but so perfect for stitching!!!!!
Some stitching progress has been accomplished on my most recent linen piece (post here)……………
As you can see in the photos, I use a blue, water erase, marker. I have found that, once the marked design is stitched, the blue lines may prove to be an unwanted/unnecessary distraction when I get to the background fill, or just to the next process. I found that Clover makes an “eraser pen” that will take away the blue marks without driving them into the batting or wetting the fabric extensively so that stitching comes to a halt while awaiting the drying of the affected area. I have been using it for a while, now, and on different types of fabric, with great success. I first saw this used when I watched a video tutorial of Karen McTavish, who, also, recommends it use.
Now, it’s back to my Juki……………….
It’s looking wonderful so far.
Thank you. Taking a break in the stitching today to go on a mini shop hop with friends. I, also, needed to get rid of all the blue marking lines (huge distraction!) and immersing the piece in water is the best/only way to completely remove the marks, so drying is in process! Thanks for stopping by!!! Hugs………….
I love what you are doing – beautiful work!! And I enjoyed your post on ‘your take on Jenny Bowker’s work’ too… I took a class of hers once and recognised it immediately. Great idea!
I think I would have enjoyed her class!! It was an idea that I had been using a “playtime”/”me-time” and then I read her article! Thanks for stopping by!!!! Hugs…….
Thanks so much!! My goal is to inspire and encourage quilty dreaming!!! So glad you stopped by!! Hugs……
It’s really, really lovely Doreen, I love linens! Someday I’d like to get into making heirloom linen hankies.
“Someday”?????? How ’bout joining in now/sooner?????? Hmmmm?????
Gorgeous stitching! I need to go find one of those eraser pens….
Mine just ran out, so I do, too!!!!!!
So artistic, and beautiful!
Your ability to create these designs continues to amaze and impress me.
Thank you so much for your sweet words!!! Mucho hugs…………..
I just love these vintage pieces! What kind of tread are you using? That orange peel is so tiny! It must be fine thread!
Actually, it’s Glide (white) 40 wt!!!! I’m a tad surprised, too!!!!!
I’ve seen you use that before and i need to find one of those pens. Currently I use those Pilot FRIXION pens where once finished you iron and it’s gone. Works pretty good but hard to see sometimes. Glad ya’ll are getting cooler temps. We gas a quick taste late last week and now back to 100+. UGH!
Ugh is right!!!!!! The caution on the Frixion pens is that it can come back if the temps get cold in the area the quilt is. I always thought….how would that happen? But, it could happen if the quilt was shipped (back to a customer, as a gift for a friend, entered in a show) and the temps got cold, by the time it arrived, the marks would have reappeared. I, now, use it only on quilts that I know I will be keeping!!! Hugs………
Wow, I had heard about that idea when pens first came out but never heard it was true. I’ll get me a clover pen today, that is if I can find one.
I didn’t realize it (totally) either. Also, I guess, heat just ‘releases’ a “cover-up” ingredient. The actual mark is still there!!
Thank you for sharing about the pen what a great idea. Are they easy to find I’m also looking for fabric marker to make labels. Be Blessed, Mtetar
Quilt shops handle Micron pens for labels. They come in a variety of colors (I use mostly black) and several point thicknesses. Fuse the label fabric to the waxy side of a piece of freezer paper (for stability while writing), write info, peel off and heat set with an iron set on hottest setting. The ink is archival and won’t degrade over time. The Clover Eraser pen was gotten at a quilt shop but Hancock Fabrics handles the Clover brand of notions and may have it. It may be a bit obscure but ask the shopowner to order it for you.
Thank you for all the info I’ll check them out. Be Blessed because you are, Mtetar
This really excites me!!! I just unpacked all of my linens and I so want you to do something with mine!!! Will you consider it? Please? I love these—absolutely love them!
Ooooooooo, exciting to hear!!!! Will definitely be “in touch” for a future project!!!! (after your “dust” settles!!!) Uber hugs and blessings to you both……….