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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

100 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
100 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2023 :  05:34:12 AM  Show Profile
I am new to this Chatroom-usually hang out in the gardening section! So basically I just need directions as to where I might get ideas for Slow-Stitching projects-what gals make with their creations. I have just ordered 2kits to make pictures that could be framed. I know these items can’t go through the wash because of frayed edges etc., so how can they be used other than framing? Garden season finally done here in N Michigan so just beginning to think about craft projects-preferably hand sewing that easy to pick up/no need for a sewing machine. Also considering crochet & embroidery, but Slow-Stitching has intrigued me for a while. Interested in quilting too, but not sure about all the cutting equipment needed. (If something becomes too complicated, it can become just one more “to-do” on my task list). Want to keep it simple. Any/all ideas welcome.
Thank you!!!

churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3919 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3919 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2023 :  06:45:43 AM  Show Profile
I use the sashiko visible mending technique. I have sashiko patches all over my jeans. It's easy to do and quite beautiful. Make sure to have good quality pearl cotton thread. Almost anything may be patched in this way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sashiko

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2023 :  08:26:49 AM  Show Profile
I really enjoy slow stitching as well. There is information on Pinterest and tutorials on the internet to show you how to get started. It is fun and simple to do. You can also get simple patterns for crochet and embroidery the same way.
Enjoy and have fun.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
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and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

100 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
100 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2023 :  11:03:57 AM  Show Profile
Appreciate all of the suggestions. Creative juices starting to flow!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

2203 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
2203 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2023 :  6:06:15 PM  Show Profile
Needlework can be added to a decorator pillow to give it a personal touch. I've appliqued small embroidered pieces onto tote bags too.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3919 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3919 Posts

Posted - Nov 09 2023 :  08:05:24 AM  Show Profile
Another good place to learn is The School of Making. There are swatch packages that have everything needed to make the applique and reverse-applique designs Alamama Chanin creates.

https://alabamachanin.com/about-the-school-of-making

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

100 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
100 Posts

Posted - Nov 09 2023 :  6:10:06 PM  Show Profile
Marie I will check that out! A big thank you to all for the ideas!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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christmasgal
Farmgirl in Training

45 Posts

Rose
The Dalles oregon
USA
45 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2023 :  07:02:05 AM  Show Profile
I love slow stitching, I go to Instagram and pinterest to find slow stitching ideas, one gal on Instagram called k3n.clothtales is do free projects and videos on YouTube..I love slowstitching, it helps alot with my anxiety..I only use recycled clothing from thrift shops, yard sales.have fun exploring and making all kinds of wonderful things.
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

100 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
100 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2023 :  08:04:35 AM  Show Profile
Thank you Rose! Will check out the YouTube suggestion. I think a hobby that helps with anxiety can certainly be of benefit to most of us right now. I know I need to learn how to set aside the TO DO list and just BE.

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

764 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
764 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2023 :  08:33:56 AM  Show Profile
Thank you, Rose, for sharing the stitching info! I don’t know a lot about slow stitching but it’s really got my interest! I’m going to look this up:)

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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