Archive for the ‘Cast-ons’ Category

Blazer Poplin ~ aka Trigger fabric

Stitchers often ask me what fabric is used for Brazilian Embroidery.  Unlike the ‘even weave’ fabrics necessary for  Counted stitching – Trigger fabric is used most often for Brazilian Dimensional embroidery.  Many other fabrics are suitable,  designers prefer Trigger.  You may also find it referred to as Blazer Poplin, it has a tight weave with a nice weight for the stitches used in Brazilian Embroidery for example,  bullions and cast-ons.

If you are doing a special project use the fabric appropriate –  albums, totes, wedding accessories or apparel.  For general Brazilian Embroidery stitching, Blazer Poplin ( aka- Trigger ) is used.

If you have questions about fabric, Brazilian Dimensional embroidery patterns, EdMar thread, Milliner needles or other BE supplies – drop me a comment.  You will find the Trigger fabric and all other Brazilian Embroidery supplies on my website    www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Thank you ~ Sharon

Miss Tia Potts

Introducing  the star of the season, Miss Tia Potts.  Everyone will be talking about her with the Swarovski crystal jewels, her stylish silk and Japan red around her middle.  Look at those lovely bright flowers to cheer the season. You really must stitch Miss Tia Potts, she is the socialite of the year.

Miss Tia Potts

Miss Tia Potts

Miss Tia Potts design package does include the Swarovski crystals, Kreinik Serica silk and Kreinik Japan red thread.  Stitch and flower instructions are found in Art of Dimensional Embroidery, by Maria Frietas;  additional instructions are included in the package with the fabric print design.
Design size is approx   5″ X 5″
EdMar thread used –  order separately:   Lola #101, 220, 400, 106 & 153;   Iris #101, 114 and #50;  Glory #101, 50, 210, 114 & 210.    Additional needs:
Assorted size Milliner needles, hoop, embroidery scissors and glue.
Miss Tia Potts  design 2220
Come visit the web shop  www.ThreadsinBloom.com
or click on Miss Tia Potts picture.
Sharon

Bohin Milliner Needles

It has taken me over 6 months to find a supplier for Bohin Milliner needles in the US to offer these superior quality needles to you.   I am persistant when I want something….

Bohin is well-known for producing quality needlework supplies, and their needles are no exception. Favored by many expert needleworkers, Bohin needles are smooth, sharp, and long-lasting. The needles are not always easy to find in the US ( especially the Milliner needles ).  We are pleased to offer a small selection of these fine needles for your stitching needs. Supplies are limited, though, so order yours now!    Milliners,  Tapestry and Chenille in assorted size packages.

Bohin needles

Milliner needles for Brazilian Dimensional embroidery with EdMar rayon thread can be used with other type threads and embroidery.

Tapestry and Chenille needles for Cross Stitch, Hardanger, Bargello, Canvas work, Huck or Silk Ribbon embroidery

It is a pleasure to offer you this high quality brand of needles for your needleart.

Available at:    http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

Stitching keeps our souls content,

Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom

Kalmya Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

Kalmya – a new Brazilian embroidery design by Threads in Bloom.   I thought maybe you would like to see the step by step stitching.  It is a small design, about 3″ X 4″, so it worked up in just a few evenings

After completing the greenery with EdMar Iris thread, next was the outside of each petal.  It uses EdMar rayon Frost thread, the stitch I used is Cast-on Double.Below shows the  inside of each petal, also Cast-on Double stitch, this time with EdMar Glory thread.

And, here we have the completed Kalmya design.  Glass beads were fun and add a little sparkle to the center of each petal and bud. I did a row of the beads around the edge of the center.  The beads seem to make the petals really pop out, bringing more dimension to the design.

All of the stitch and flower instructions are in the book “Apples to Zinnias” Brazilian Dimensional.  The instructions in the book are for only three petals per flower.  When I did a some researching for the Kalmia flower, they do have 5 petals – therefore I varied from the instructions to stitch 5 petals, along with a couple other changes.   My changes are in the instructions with the fabric  printed design in the design package, and the beads.

You can find the Kalmya package, EdMar rayon thread and book at:   http://www.ThreadsinBloom.com

It has been so nice being on vacation for two weeks, it went by fast.  I did get to spend time stitching and sewing.  A friend and I even got away to Monterey for a day.  It was beautiful – the waves were high and crashing on the rocks.   Tomorrow is time to get back to my job, which I really do enjoy, except it takes me away from stitching as many hours as I would like; but you know that feeling.    Tonight I want to start a Blackwork project and I have another Threads in Bloom Brazilian embroidery design ready to begin stitching.  It will have a special little surprise on it.

A friend at Nordic Needle sent me a quote a few days ago from Franklin D. Roosevelt, I would like to share it with you ~

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money;

it lies in the joy of achievement,

in the thrill of  creative effort.

It has been nice visiting with you,

Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom

Stitchers Retreat

Mid April there is going to be a Stitcher’s Retreat in Fargo, ND.  I am pleased to be teaching Brazilian Embroidery & Stump work again.  I did a design just for the retreat.  It is a bell.  We will stitch bullions, Cast-on and stem stitch along with a few other Brazilian embroidery stitches; and use several EdMar rayon threads – Lola, Iris, Cire, Glory and Nova.  Beginners are welcome.

There are still a few spaces available.  Other classes offered are:  tatting, Tamari balls, Blackwork, Hardanger, Canvas work to mention a few.  The theme is Stitching Around the World.  We have a wonderful time, with free stitching time when  not in a class.  You have a choice of 4 classes to choose from a long list and wide variety.

For more information, send me a note, or log onto  NordicNeedle.com

Hope you can join us.

Sharon ~ Threads in Bloom