I was so thrilled to get a package in the mail yesterday. It is the Flemish Ornament Kit from Rachael Kinnison.
BFF#2 was here when it arrived so we had fun opening it together. There was a sweet little thingie on the label.
I wanted this kit because it is beautiful and because I want to stitch the front of the drawers of my casket in this style with scrolling vines, leaves and flowers.
The satin fabric is beautiful.
It was fascinating reading the directions. There is a heavy paper that you glue onto the fabric and stitch through. I haven't done that before. That requires that the stitching be on a slate frame. I have some Evertite stretcher bars but I don't know if that is good enough. I'll have to ask her.
There is Piper silk in the kit.
I've never worked with that kind of silk before.
There are lots of metal threads I haven't tried yet either.
I need to finish reading the directions and try to follow them as closely as possible.
One step at a time.