This is a special on-location filming of Flosstube at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum in Frederick, Maryland. This house is one of the oldest in Frederick County and is a National Historic Landmark. Centuries ago, the farm at Schifferstadt grew flax for clothing and textiles. Now the Fredericks Landmarks Foundation and its volunteers are helping to bring history to life. I would like to thank Boyce Rengberger for sharing his knowledge with me and allowing me to film in July 2019 and again on October 19, 2019 during Octoberfest at Schifferstadt Museum. I would also like to thank the other volunteers and participants that allowed me to film while we removed the flax berries during a hot July afternoon in Frederick, Maryland. After the flax berries were removed, the flax was placed on the ground in a wooded area of the property for 11 days for the retting process. Next, the flax bundles were stored until Octoberfest to show the community how to turn flax into fiber.
I had the honor and privilege to host a finishing tutorial live on Facebook in conjunction with Just CrossStitch Magazine. What a fun experience! You can watch the video here.
This is a special episode of Flosstube where I show you how I stitch in hand. Follow along with me to see my process. Please be aware that my pugs and kiddos are making some noise in the background. Luna Moon and Loki Apple love to squeak their ball and jump on my lap. You will see all of the pug action as I attempt to stitch my freebie chart I designed in 2018 titled, “143.” Download it now and follow along with my tutorial.
Stitching in hand does not require a lot of stuff or stitching stash to get started.
Here is my supply list that is seen on my video:
Amanda Mae is a modern cross stitch designer, artist, and quirky crafter. She loves to rescue abandoned needlework and believes in Saving the Stitches.