Welcome to the #sew4thesoul challenges.
I love stitching but sometimes you can get a bit 'bogged' down with 'making things. So I decided, in 2020, to set myself a challenge over the whole of the year to stitch for the love and enjoyment of stitching. I gathered together fabric from my stash and made a start. Little did I know that in 2020 we would go into lockdown for the majority of the year and how much I, and others, would have stitching that would bring us all together.
You can follow the challenges over on my YouTube channel, see videos of the work of others and join in yourself.
Tag 1 - ALL WHITE Tag 2 - HEART Tag 3 - SCRAPPY
Tag 4 - FLY STITCH Tag 5 - KISSES Tag 6 - BUTTONS
Tag 7 - HEXIS Tag8 - KNOTS Tag 9 - BITS & GIFT
Tag 10 - SUFFOLK PUFF Tag 11 - RINGS Tag 12 -BLANKET
Tag 13 - LAYERS Tag 14 - POCKET Tag 15 - TINY-SCAPE
Tag 16 - SEED STITCH Tag 17 -COUCHING Tag 18 - P PIECING
Tag 19 - WORDS Tag 20 -PEKINESE Tag 21 - FLOWERS
Mini fabric book in a tin
Page 1 - Circles Page 2 - French Knots
Page 3- Weaving Page 4 - Rectangles and a button
Page 5 - Suffolk puff Page 6 - Neutrals and 3 pins
Page 7 - 9 mini circles Page 8 - Pocket and a tag
Page 9 - Paper piecing Page 10 - Fabric manipulation
Page 11 - Heart Page 12 - Bring on the bling
Fabric wrap around the pages and a tiny tag pinned to the back of each page.
Page 1 & 2 - Squares and a circle Page 3 & 4 - Kisses, a pocket and a tag
Page 5 & 6 - Suffolk puffs and a colour you don't like Page 7 & 8 - Weaving
Page 9 & 10 - Take a breather Page 11 & 12 - positive and negative circles
Page 13 & 14 - 2 pockets + mini book and heart Page 15 & 16 - Index and a quote
This is the original #sew4thesoul project of 2020. Select a colourway to work in and this piece evolves over time using the following prompts.
Pin down fabrics and stitch : add lace : Suffolk Puffs : Knots : Embellishments : Paper piecing : Beads and bling : Couching : edges : Adding words : Keep extending your piece as you go along.