Hello everyone

Happy Monday morning to you, hope you are doing well? We are approaching winter here in Cape Town, but I know the rest of the world is welcoming in the summer. Summer is a time for getting outdoors, enjoying nature or possibly going on vacation, but if you are anything like me I can’t go anywhere without some stitching on the go, so lets have a look at some portable summer projects that you can pick up and take with you.

Mini Landscape Kits

There was an overwhelming response to the new mini landscape kits, but the good news is that these vibrant little kits are now back in stock. The kit includes a clear print on fabric  so you have the option of leaving the background unstitched and focusing on the details, houses, trees, shrubs, etc in the foreground, or stitching the full design if you prefer.

There is a list of DMC stranded cotton threads required but due to the nature of the design, it is not essential that you use these exact colours and you are free to match up similar shades which you may have in your stash or can access easily. The designs are nice and compact so don’t take too much time to stitch and although there are some interesting details don’t require too much concentration.

PDF patterns

There are over 90 patterns in the range of PDF patterns available. PDF patterns are a quick and easy way to gain access to a pattern without waiting for it to be shipped. The pattern includes a list of materials required, full instructions and can be printed out or viewed on your tablet so easy to take on the go. There is also the option of purchasing an iron on transfer for the pattern, so you could prepare your fabric outline, gather your threads and put them in a little drawstring bag ready to stitch.

You may like something like Delphi the Dolphin in her delightful shades of turquoise and teal.

Or one of my favorites, the Giraffe with Barbara Streisand Eyes which is sure to make you smile!

Or a vibrant flower design like Aquilegia, Helleborus or La La Land.

Whatever you decide on you can get help on what fabric to use or where to buy threads in the Discover & Learn Centre. You can also download a free copy of the stitch guide here.

Hope this has given you some ideas for your summer project. Until next time wherever you are in the world, have a wonderful week, keep smiling and happy stitching!

Trish

May 23, 2021 — trishburr
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