Monday, March 26, 2007

Garden Gate

One of the special things about blogging is that you get to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world. My recent post about coloring embroidered tea towels with wax crayons prodded Ronnie to contact me about her experiences with colored embroidery. The 'Garden Gate' design in these two pictures are of projects she has colored and stitched. The design is Meg's of Crabapple Hill. Meg has come to Ronnie's community quilt shop to give instruction in her methods and designs. With Ronnie's permission, I'm sharing another idea for colored embroidery. As you'll recall from previous blog posts, I have used the wax crayon method. According to Ronnie, colored pencils work as well. Here are some tips from Ronnie using her method:

"I took a picture of something I have done to let you
see how the pencil coloring looks. I sometimes
like just a hint of color in my pictures. The background
looks a little strange in these pictures, but in real life
they look fine. It is done on a tea dyed background."

"You do the pencils just like the crayons,
color, heat set with freezer paper

using a new piece of paper each time you
iron until no color comes

off on the paper, then embroider."

I love this idea! I haven't tried it yet, but will post a picture when I do. Thanks, Ronnie, for a great tip! I've enjoyed chatting with you and sharing project ideas and bits and pieces of our lives. Happy Stitching!


  1. Great new information, thanks for telling about it. Not something that I have tried - yet. :)

  2. That is so interesting. I really like the way it looks.
    The tail gate party sure looks fun. Was that you peeking from the front seat. I could almost see you. smile.

  3. LaDonna, that's a very pretty piece! Thanks for stopping by to see me again.

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