Trudy is one of the new Rå kylling (raw chicken) samples. She is not quite finished yet as I have not decided how I would like to finish her, so for now even the edges are raw.
Trudy was hatched as I needed a hand stitching sample for the Rå kylling class last week. There are quite a few travelling quilters at the annual Vestlandstreff, and I wanted to give my students the option of not bringing their sewing machines for the 4 hour class on Sunday morning.
I grabbed a few scraps on my way to a guild meeting, and although one of my friends kindly offered me the dustbin as I was heading for the ironing board, Trudy came to life during our evening together. How was she to know that those scraps were the very core of my new project.)
I don’t do too much hand stitching, but I found that working on a table while stitching was much easier on the arms and neck, and I enjoyed it very much indeed, so I kept stitching
Just simple stitches using different threads. Enhancing this; tying those together.
I liked the initial basting stitches so much that I even added huge white stitches on top of all the other stitching lines.And when Trudy was done, I made a second project so I could keep on stitching.
How about you; hand stitching – friend or foe?