I've been slowly working my way through my large collection of kits, and this pretty kit was purchaded from Poppy Patch back in 2020. The kit included the pattern - Let There Be Joy, by One Day in May Creations, along with all the fabrics and a selection of variegated Cottage Garden Threads stranded embroidery threads. The stitchery design was traced onto the background fabric, using a lightbox and a fine nibbed Micron Pigma pen. My favourite is a size 005 nib, in a light brown shade. A lightweight interfacing was fused to the back, and the hand embroidery wa scompleted with the aid of a small wooden embroidery hoop and a Hiroshima Tulip embroidery needle. Very simple embroidery stitches were used, back stitch and satin stitch...
...once the table mat was stiched together, this was layered onto the backing fabric, and machine quilted very simply with Aurifil 40wt thrread in matching colours. The vintage lace was hand stitched in place. A narrow binding was machined in place, folded over and hand stitched to the back of the runner with ladder stitch. The finished table mat is approx 8" x 18.5" and has looked very pretty displayed on top of a small wooden sideboard over the festive season.
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