For our June Stitch-a-long project on Facebook, we will be stitching a beautiful Scotch stitch ornament! The talented designer behind this month’s project is our very own President, Janet Noble, who is a member of our Millwood Chapter in South Carolina.
Here’s a little more about this month’s project from Stitch-a-long admin Kate Gaunt:
Can you believe this is our 24th month for SAL projects?
We’ve had a lot of fun over the past two years and Leslie and I are looking forward to continuing to showcase the fun of stitching with EGA. Our June project is very special and it is featured in the June 2019 issue of EGA’s Needle Arts magazine. Our EGA President, Janet Noble is the designer and the project is a great introduction to Scotch stitch and its variations. When I first saw this project, I thought it would make a nice transition piece for someone looking to expand from cross stitch. Needlepointers will have fun with this too.
My Needle Arts magazine arrived earlier this week, so if yours hasn’t yet arrived, it should arrive soon. For materials, Janet used 14-ct Aida in white-opal (at least 7″ x 7″), DMC cotton floss, and Delica beads for the lettering. My plan is to try 14-ct perforated paper. Needlepoint canvas would work too — you would just need to adjust the number of strands of cotton floss, or choose another thread from your stash.
For those of you who are not yet EGA members, June is the perfect time to join us with annual renewals going on now. You can join on the link below and the new issue of Needle Arts will be on its way to you pronto!
To help keep you busy until your magazines arrive, I’ll be posting some ideas for how to use the Scotch stitch and Janet’s innovative method for attaching beads on the EGA Stitch-a-long Group on Facebook. Come Join us!
Visit our EGA Stitch-a-long group on Facebook to learn more and to start stitching with us!