You can’t have enough thread, and now there’s a new fine cotton Aurafil 80wt that just has to be added to the thread stash.
How do you now about it – just pop along to an ‘Applique-In’ run by ‘The Applique Guild of Australia’ of course! Belonging to a guild has many benefits – finding out about new ‘stuff’, and learning new ‘stuff’!
If you are like me and find using the 100wt silk threads a bit of a challenge, and have been using the Aurafil 50wt instead for hand applique, then this thread is a must have. A fine smooth cotton that disappears when sewn.
Four applique demonstrations, willingly shared by members, whet the appetite for having a go at different techniques.
- Jo Lawrence from Made Studio Textiles – turned edge applique using papers
- Veronique Diligent from Wattlebird Designs – appliquéing very small pieces
- Ros Devine – Reverse applique
- Margaret Mew from Quilt Station – Back basting applique
No I’m not starting anything new this year unless I’ve got something in the stash for it – and just as it happens – there’s a reverse applique pattern lurking in a box somewhere…
Plus sneak peek’s at WIPs (Works in Progress), and some Show and Tell.
Another gadget especially for fine hand work – even has a magnet to hold your scissors.
From Japanese traditional stitching as a modern art form, to needleturn applique of the ‘c1835 Caswell Quilt’ as designed by Corliss Searcey of ‘Threadbear‘ in Castlemaine.
TAG caters for all applique technique enthusiasts, and Sue is our resident champion of ‘stick and sew’ machine buttonhole quilts.