I've been plugging along obsessively on my Ambrosia Cardigan since I last posted. Once I put it on and saw that it fit and looked good, it was like a fire was lit under my butt and it's all I can think about doing! I've cast off the bottom and done one sleeve, so today will be the other sleeve and the neck band. I'm also going to sew some gross grain ribbon in under the cabling where I'll have to sew in some hooks. I think it will help me to avoid any pulling and gapping once I'm wearing it. YAY! Almost done!!
So, during one of my short "gosh my hands hurt" breaks from the cardigan, while I was surfing around on knitting blogs, I found this TOTALLY AWESOME site here: Urban Threads.com and now I'm kind of obsessed with trying out my luck on some hand embroidery!! And, I have just the project for it.
Inspired by some other blog that I saw a LONG time ago, I've been keeping my eye open for a canvas shoe organizer to hang on our shed to plant herbs in. I never did find one, and decided once I got my sewing machine that I should try my hand at making one! So, after $7 in canvasy outdoor fabric from Wally World, and a $3 dowel rod, I had this:
Cute, right? The lines aren't straight of course, but that doesn't matter! hehe What DOES matter is that I want to embroider the names of the herbs on each pocket!!
The problem? I can't find embroidery supplies ANYwhere. I'm an hour from a Michaels, and Walmart doesn't carry those supplies anymore. I went to find somewhere to buy online, but couldn't find anywhere that didn't charge ridiculous shipping. Plus, I kinda don't know what I need, so I wanted to be able to ask someone. So, instead I'm going to ask you guys!! You're all so smart! :D
What kind of needle and floss would I buy for this heavy canvas material to be able to do this? And I THINK I need a loop of some kind, don't I? But will it work on these pockets? What do I need in order to transfer on to the material?? And finally (maybe most importantly) do you know an online source that charges reasonable shipping rates?
OH and... don't feel rushed or anything? But Urban Threads is having a giveaway that ends Juen 6th. I need to submit photos of my project for a chance to win one of 200 random $10 gift certificates. *sigh* A girl can dream. :) hehe