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CJC ANG – Autumn 3-Ways Workshop with Toni Gerdes, Fabric Applique
February 2, 2023, 12:19 pm
Filed under: ANG Central Jersey Chapter, Autumn 3-Ways with Toni Gerdes

The ANG Central Jersey Chapter (CJC) had to change the Autumn 3-Ways Workshop with Toni Gerdes to an online class and I picked up the kit on November 19. It teaches fabric applique and needle felting. I love the matching needle minder.

Well, I didn’t want to ruin my iron again. So, I took everything with me to my November Main Line Stitchers chapter Stitch-in. I had the leaf outline cut out, the leaf window, and felt cut ready to go. The fusible web went on the felt (pressed not ironed onto place on the canvas) and then on the fabric (pressed onto the felt). Linda assisted me in the process and the applique turned out great and the iron is fine. Thanks Linda for your help and to Toni for easy to follow instructions.

The buttonhole stitches were easy enough! The stems and veins go in after the 3 leaves are done.

The needle felting leaf could have been done next or later. So, I worked on the stitched leaf instead. Got part of that leaf done and then needed something easy to stitch and worked on the borders for several stitching occasions away from home.

The class notes and 2 videos that were sent out in advance of our first Zoom class which is Thursday Feb 9 at 7 pm have been watched and read. While I would have enjoyed seeing Toni in person, her instructions are excellent and I am enjoying the piece.

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Can I substiute Kreinik #8 212 for the 017HL in the stitch of the month? Kreinik is making it challenging getting orders. Thanks!

Comment by Vicky De Angelis

Hi Vicky, I think 212 would be fine. I pulled out the stitched piece (I have 3 colorways still on loan including the Neutral) and I have a spool of 212 – it looks nice. Melita

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Thank you!

Comment by Vicky De Angelis

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