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Topic: Embroider a page for a sampler book swap!  (Read 585 times)
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« on: August 08, 2007 10:17:37 PM »

I was just browsing through the Tea Towel Tour Swap Gallery and drooling over the beautiful embroidery...but I was thinking that I couldn't bear to actually use a tea towel for fear of ruination!

So then I had to think about what other ways you could have a swap where you received multiple beautifully embroidered items...and then I thought...EUREKA! We could have a set size of a page (I'm thinking smallish...so we can get more pages...Cheesy) and by the end of the swap everyone would have a certain amount of beautifully embroidered 'pages' for a book (I'm not entirely sure how exactly to put together a book..but it couldn't be too hard!) You could also hide the backs of the embroidery if you wanted by sewing the pages back to back...

Of course, if you were so inclined you could use the pages as patches for other things such a bags or clothes! And we could choose themes...or do alphabet books...the possibilities are endless!

What do you all think?? Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 10:53:04 AM »

I lke this idea. They would be great as using as quilt squares as well.
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gallstones
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 10:56:56 AM »

I like the idea. This is something I would do.

If anyne needs inspiration check out the Take a Stitch Tuesday group at flickr. They do a different stitch each week and are already half through the year. But, you can see every stitch done so far and the instructions on how to do them.

The Flickr group
http://www.flickr.com/groups/56846286@N00/

The list (not current but it has a long list of the first stitches done with links to the instructions)
http://inaminuteago.com/blog/index.php/take-a-stitch-tuesday-challenge/

The blog with the most current stitch
http://www.inaminuteago.com/blog/

In the text, the name of the stitch is a link to her dictionary where she shows you how to do it.

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Prickly Venus
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007 09:28:01 AM »

This is a great idea, and if you run this swap after September 10, I would love to join. (i will have been here a month, then)
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 07:52:11 AM »

Wonderful idea!

LOVE that blog gallstones - found it a couple of mths ago and it's one of the first ones that I check everyday. taking a class from her now (hopelessly behind due to my swap addiction here and elsewhere) learning some great stuff that would be fun to use for this.

I'm doing some fabric journals at another site so this would be great to do here and leaving it open for books, quilts or patches - great idea.

what size are we thinking? For a fabric book you could sew ribbons to the edges to tie into your cover or use a photo album and keep you pages inside the photo sheets.

are we talking later in the year (I hope)  Grin
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