Tools of my Trade
There is a variety of fabrics, tools and bits and pieces that I use in my work. Like all of us who love needlework and creating we have collected skills and supplies along the way. I remember counted cross stitch, hand embroidery, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, and yes even macrame among others! Over the years, I thought about all these skills and now use them in my work. Working for many years in a quilt shop I was exposed to so many tools, gadgets not to mention techniques and of course fabrics! Here is some of my favorite tools, supplies and fabrics.
Technique’s ideas: Couching of fibers such as yarn, or thicker threads using bobbin work.
Inks or water color to add shading or highlighting.
Felting either by hand or by machine
Needles: Top stitch 90/14
Twin Needles 2.0
Felting needles – with barbed needles
Hand Embroidery needles
Tools: Spring hand embroidery hoop
Fabric Folding Pen
Adhesives 505 spray
Double sided fusible
Hand dyed fabric
DMC Embroidery floss
Pearl Cotton Thread
Kraft-Tex washable paper
Batting: Fusible batting
Sulky’s Ultra Solvy
Printable Sticky Fabri-solvy sheets
Threads: Clear monofilament thread, Rayon’s, silks, cotton, polyester in a variety of weights
So did deep into your creative past and see if you can use some of your previous skills to enhance the work you are doing now!
Until next time, keep on creating!