Just a quick one today, as there will be more posts than usual this week, being my week off. So, before I begin my review, here are the two updates to the Holiday Village stitch.
To be honest, I'm slightly worried about the threads with this one. Dimensions seem to be very economical with what they provide, and I'm thinking there may be at least one colour I will run out of. Apparently if I do then I can contact them for extra, which is good.
Right, onto the review. I found out the other day about water soluble canvas, so thought I would try it out for next years birthday presents. You are supposed to tack it on, but I didn't as my hoop worked well to anchor it until I started stitching.
Here is what it looks like. I'd advise using one long bit of thread each time, so that you can loop it through to anchor it on the first stitch. After I had finished I cut off the excess so that I could use it for something else in future. (Hoping to have enough from all of them to do something for myself)
When done you soak it in hot soapy water. It does say to do it at about 50 degrees but I don't have a thermometer. It worked well anyway. I used washing up liquid.
This is a Peacocks shirt, which cost £5. So did the soluble canvas so that's £10 plus the cost of the threads, although these were in my stash so didn't cost me.
Here is a closer look at the pattern. I stitched it slightly off side (by accident) and it works really well. I'd definitely recommend this. I haven't used waste canvas but this is really easy to use, and the results are brilliant.