I am delighted for this week's episode of Flosstube. You can watch it here. I show my stitching this week and my two new pattern releases.
I want to thank everyone who tuned into my Just CrossStitch live event last week. It was so much fun. You can watch the replayhere.
TheAngry Sweater is so fun! I started stitching it with two strands of DMC on 14 count clear perforated plastic. I am using a size 26 tapestry needle. I will finish the sweater as a little ornament. I cannot wait to see it completed! I will finish the ornament with decorative scrap book paper to cover up the back of the sweater. I will carefully cut around the plastic canvas at the border to get the sweater outline.
I created this pattern because I just love themed sweaters! I started doing Ugly Christmas Sweater parties in college and then collecting them over the last 10+ years. Once they became super popular and not just the heavily embellished sweaters from the 1980s and 1990s, I purchased a Dr. Who themed 8 bit art themed sweater. It is screen printed rather than knit, but it still conveys awesomeness.
I am really excited about Jolly Jully stitching, and I hope you will consider stitching holiday themed patterns along with me this July.
For my Happy Holidays Fireplace pattern, I charted out the words "Merry Christmas." This can be stitched in the same footprint as the original Happy Holidays phrase. You can now chose which one you would like to stitch. Both versions will still fit in a standard 5 x 7 inch frame.
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Goodies I mentioned in this episode
Amanda Mae is a modern cross stitch designer, artist, and quirky crafter. She loves to rescue abandoned needlework and believes in Saving the Stitches.