|Swap Coordinator:||perkl8r (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Art Embroidery Quilting|
|Number of people in swap:||8|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||September 22, 2010|
|Date items must be sent by:||October 22, 2010|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
Thank you to my buddie twobluecrows for allowing me to set up R#2 and continue this series of great swaps.
Bluework is just like Redwork except (duh!) for the color. Blackwork Is a little different being mostly outline shapes filled with geometric patterns.
Any color blue will work as long as you only use one shade per 5â€ block.
Simple outline or line drawing images are best, (as in a coloring book) and you can do them in just a stem stitch, or combination of stitches, or cross-stitch, as long as you only use one color of blue in each block.
The square is to be a 5" square of good quality 100% cotton fabric in white or pale cream, and the image should only fill a 4 x 4 area in the center leaving a blank border area of approximately one inch.
Wash your fabric before embroidering, press it after and keep the stitches neat. Package it in a zip-loc or similar baggie, slipped between two pieces of cardboard, chipboard, etc to keep it protected. Tape your envelope wellâ€”donâ€™t let the post office machinery ruin your efforts.
1 partnerâ€”one 5â€ completed square-- mailed during swap time limits
Rated Swappers must have at least 4.9 with no recent no-sends. Newbies welcome if you are an experienced embroiderer. Please PM ME BEFORE SIGNING UP TO EXPLAIN YOUR EXPERIENCE AND COMMITTMENT TO FULFILLING YOUR SWAPS--no PM can get you banned.
Twobluecrows says: Machine embroidery is allowed, though she prefers to encourage and support the preservation of good hand work! (she gives hearts accordingly!)
I (perkl8r) second that motion! I love hand embroidery work!
Please PM me (perkl8r) with any questions.
Note: Counted cross stitch on Aida cloth is acceptable as long as itâ€™s only one shade of blue and fits the size requirements.
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