English paper-piecing has experienced a recent revival as more and more people have become aware of the joy and benefits of slow stitching.
In these easy-to-follow instructions, I show you how to glue-baste your shapes using the paper templates included, before sewing them together using a 'flat whip stitch'. I then explain how to hand appliqué your wreath onto the background fabric, and then finish off with some embroidery and hand quilting. There are also instructions on how to mount your work into a wooden hoop so you can show off your artwork in style.
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished size: Approx. 12" round
You will need;
• Five co-ordinating fabrics for the wreath shapes • A contrasting blender for the kite shapes • 16" square of background fabric • Template plastic • Temporary fabric glue pen - which you can purchase here • Thread for piecing - I recommend a 50wt cotton • Gentle fabric starch - which you can purchase here • Embroidery floss in a contrasting thread • 12" embroidery hoop • 16" square of wadding and of butter muslin or equally fine fabric