There's not much to say really - except that I've made 2 more of these thread storage folders! The pattern, Stitchig Makes My Heart Happy, by the Australian designer Gail Pan Designs, was bought a few months ago from Poppy Patch, here in the UK. It holds 24 skeins of Cottage Garden Threads, and as I had just SO many skeins, one folder just wasn't enough! I purchased more fabric and jumbo ric-rac trimming and set about making more, using those gorgeous varigated Valdani perle threads, supplied by Cross Patch for the embroidery. The folder below was embroidered using a variegated purple, shade H208 from the Cross Patch Welsh Summer Collection, and I've picked out some vintage buttons in colours to match. The buttons were stitched in place once the embroidered centre had been appliqued onto the front of the folder...
...my final folder was hand embroidered using a beautiful soft green variegated Valdani perle thread, shade H202 from the Cross Patch Fall Collection. Cross Patch do sell some amazing collections of perle thread, and they've worked really well as these designs are not too intricate. Again, I've had a rummage in my button tin to pick out buttons in colours to work well with the colours of the threads and fabrics. I've also used a perle thread for the simple big stitch hand quilting around the appliqued centre. I've now got more than enough storage for these Cottage Garden Threads, so this is the last one I'll need to make for a while, unless I decide to make one or 2 for my sttiching friends!
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