Swedish Wool Embroidery Collar
I completed the 'kavelfrans', aka napped edging.
The wool was tufted with a comb and brush. A tedious job if ever there was one!!!
The tufted wool was trimmed with scissors. Wasting wool?
The trimmed edging was steamed to make the wool more compact.
The completed kavelfrans pretending to be a hairy twisted creature while waiting to be attached to the collar. More on this next week.
At first I disliked the two TAST stitches, #129 Lock Stitch and #130 Double Lock Stitch. Then I got over my fobia, began to like them, and finally enjoyed them so much I just had to add them to the Swedish Cushion. There was space for the Lock stitch,
TAST Reference Chart
I added the two most recent stitches, #129 and #130. Then updated the chart with the missing name labels.
Haven't we got an impressive number of stitches under our belts now? Thank you Sharon for teaching us all of them, and hopefully many more to come.
I used my TAST reference chart to select the next quilting stitch. I looked carefully at the back of the chart to find a stitch that would not leave long 'toe catching' stitches on the back of the quilt. In the end I chose the simple, well known, and by me much loved Chain Stitch.
This will take some time to quilt. No doubt the traditional quilting stitch (Running stitch) is much faster, but I really want this to be an embroidered quilt!
It has been a productive week. I wonder if my fingers will be as nimble for next week's report. See you then!