Wednesday, 2 November 2011
A few weeks ago I was asked to do a demonstration using the new fabric now being sold by Stampin' Up! This was for a training event being held by Stampin Up! for a group of lovely Demonstrators down at High Wycombe.
These are all the projects I created to display. They all use some of the fabulous Candy Cane Christmas Fabric (page 105 £8.95). I love the colour combination used for this fabric - Real Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Garden Green - it was very easy to create projects using it :o)
For this first project, I created some large flowers with strips of the fabric.
Cut about a 4" strip down the length one of the designs.
Fold in half longways, before ironing it flat (optional).
Sew a running stitch all along the folded edge and cut the opposite edge into a wave pattern - just roughly.
Pull one end of the running stitch thread so the fabric gathers up - stop when it is about half the original length.
Wrap the fabric around a chop stick (or similar) securing as you go with Fabric Glue.
Be warned - it can get a little fiddly and messy with the glue - but the final result is worth it :o)