|Group:||Beginner's Cross Stitch|
|Swap Coordinator:||Jess123 (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Sewing Handmade Embroidery|
|Number of people in swap:||3|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||March 22, 2016|
|Date items must be sent by:||April 19, 2016|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Hello!! This is the first group swap I'm creating and I'm so excited to share my ideas with you!! :D If you like this one I have lots more ideas for the coming months.
For this swap you will create a felt needle book for your partner and decorate the cover with either embroidery or cross-stitch (whichever you prefer) you can also include applique like in the examples. I've compiled some example on pinterest of needle books if you need ideas.
Your book must have a decorated cover, and at least 2 sheets inside (giving you the front and back cover plus 4 pages inside, you would only need to use 2 sheets of felt on top of each other to and sew them down the middle to make your book). You can include more pages if you want and decorating the back cover and any of the pages with embroidery/cross stitch is optional. Also the inside of your book must have at least one "holder" for the needles, they should not just be stuck into the felt. The holder can be a band of material (example), it could be a pocket (example) or anything else you can think of to hold your needles.
The size of the book is up to you, but a guideline is around 2 or 3 inches (just make sure the needles don't poke out the top or bottom when they are inside. Also if you want to add a button or elastic to keep the book closed that is fun but optional.
Here are some links to tutorials and patterns, there is much more out there if you google needle book.
youtube video that goes with above pattern I think the scalloped edges and hole punching is unnecessary to be able to make this and the rest of her instructions are good
This swap is open to all group members but I will check profiles and remove anyone I feel is dodgy.
If you have any questions or something isn't clear pop them in the comments section. :)
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