- I always use a hoop, and I like my little 6" one. I never seem to cover a large area in one go, so this size is easy to manage and to pack away, plus, I am used to this size now!
- The colours I uses are generally the ones that will match the fabric I am going to work on, or what catches my eye at Lincraft when I have a project in mind. For the Sunshine in your Pocket it was 3328 a nice pinky red. I also use 3832 for more of a bright pink, 221 and 224 and 814 for other red shades. I also like to stitch in blue dmc 930 and 931, and for a brighter blue 824
- In my last post I said I don't use calico or black dmc anymore. I do use a bit of black for things like stitching ladybugs but not very often. I'm more likely to use a dark brown and this is because it matches the fabric I use. I don't like calico. I can't iron it perfectly and its never the quality of the patchwork fabrics I use.
- I stitch on patchwork quality tone on tone fabric, quilters muslin or quilters homespun or nice cotton/linen mix fabric. I use 2 strands of dmc thread, one sometimes and never more than two.
- I've tried using fabric stablisers and whisper welf. Okay on a linen/cotton mix, but I prefer using pellon behind my fabric. I like how it keeps the fabric in place with the hoop and the slightly soft look and that you can't see any of the threads through it.
- Yep, always use a hoop and I stitch around satin sitched areas. I use back stitch, french knots, running stitch, lazy daisys and satin stitch.
- I always use a wash out marker and I wash it out really throughly.
Ummmm, is that it? I think you have to practice stitcheries so make sure you do them often! hahahaha. I hope this helps Anne!