Monday, June 18, 2012

EGA

Oh such high hopes I have today. Working on the embroidery of this little dress has inspired me to give a go at French hand sewing. I'm going to try the Austin Stitchery Guild this month to see if I like it. I would like to get some constructive feedback on my embroidery. I can attend two meetings without paying. It is hella expensive to join. I would like to work up to doing a program at EGA (Embroiderer's Guild of America--including Canada!) on plain and fancy work. The first requirement is shadow work, which I've never done and will have to really think about a design I would like.

I feel so much more relaxed since giving up the doll. I'm not sad about it anymore. I really like what I'm doing.

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  1. check out these french embroidery blogs:
    http://www.facilececile.com/
    http://brodonsfacile.canalblog.com/

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    1. Deanna, you know something about everything!

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  2. Oh! What is French hand sewing? i know what a French seam is, because I use them a lot, but I'm assuming you mean something different?

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    1. I think the main thing that I love about French hand sewing is the roll-and-whip stitch. You can use it for joining lace to fabrics, for gathering and attaching a skirt or sleeve, and for puffing. It's a very fine, lovely finish. I haven't mastered it yet! But I'm determined!

      I have a book called French Hand Sewing. It's a wonderful book, but probably pricey. Volume 1 is the best.

      I'm trying to decide how much hand sewing and how much machine sewing I'll be doing. Sewing a tiny collar may be difficult to do by hand. I'll have to find a happy medium.

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