Of all the cottages I’m made to date this is my most ambitious. It all started with a simple watercolor image of the pot with a couple of sprigs of green growing up on it and a big door of wooden planks. I never planned to make it this elaborate and not even in my dreams did I consider it could be.
I never know how my freestyle designs will turn out because they are not planned. I start with a simple image and literally design all the rest of it freestyle on the screen of my computer within my digitizing software. The design evolves with each day into something I can hardly believe it could be. This one took me 4 weeks off/on with the last week turning into 20 hour days as it was becoming a bit long in the tooth, even for me. Not to mention that I have other designs I’m anxious to make.
Thank you for purchasing my cottage and supporting me and my efforts. I hope you enjoy it make many beautiful projects using it.
Like any embroidery designs notions depends on what you are making. I am still working on a wool bed throw – hence the gray wool background fabric
- Background fabric of choice. I recommend good quality cottons, silks, and wools
- There are two appliques in this design. Applique fabrics for the kettle and the lid. I was fortunate to find one piece in my stash that worked for both all in one piece.
- 1 layer Pellon ShirTailor fusible stabilizer
- I do not fuse anything to the wool or silk but do cotton fabrics
- 1 layer fusible 80/20 Quilter’s Dream quilt batting
- I do not fuse anything to the wool or silk but do cotton fabrics.
- For wool and silks I use a layer of Quilter’s Dream cotton batting
- 1 layer World Weidner soft tear-away stabilizer
- Madeira Polyneon machine embroidery threads
- Wonderfil #80 prewound bobbins
- Organ size 12 Topstitch needle
- Time. Lots and lots of time.