I worked the remaining initials in TAST, S and T, in the same cross stitch pattern I used last week.
Q and P for Queenie Patch were then stitched in purple padded Satin stitch on either side of the Dalecarlian Horse, and the year 2014 added in green. The font is called Modern Gothic, and is from a book of monogrammes dating 1946.
The cushion was also decorated with TAST #128 Interlaced Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch in turquoise Perle 8. (I have now been cured of the dislike of #129-#130 Lock and Double Lock stitch, and will be adding them, too. This cushion might never be completed!!!)
Swedish Wool Embroidery Collar
The embroidery is completed, all those weeds, you know... and it is time to work on the edge. This will be a fluffy woollen edge called kavelfrans in Swedish. I did some online research and the English translation would be a napped edging.
When I added kavelfrans to the wrist warmers that I made last summer I used an old ice cream stick and struggled a lot. My fingers got pricked by the needle and became very sore. You can read about it and see the process and result here.
For the collar I thought I would use a different way.
Bias tape, marked along the middle, a triangular scale ruler, needle and thread, and a good selection of left over yarn were collected.
After placing the bias tape over one of the ridges of the ruler, I wrapped groups of yarn over it.
At the end of the tread I made a loop.
I then stitched Chain stitches on the ridge, catching both the yarn and the bias tape.
When that was done, I turned the ruler over and cut open the yarn.
This is the basic edge.
The next step is tuffting the yarn and attaching it between the collar's upper side and the lining. Hopefully I will blog about that next week.
This quilt is so happy to be out of its protective summer storage! I am happy to see it, too!
Instead of marking the quilting lines with pen, I have basted the lines (roughly) and will start the quilting tonight. Near the edge of the quilt I won't be using a hoop and then it is good that the layers are firmly basted. Now what stitch will I be using for the quilting?