I've really enjoyed making this bolster cushion, it's made from just one panel of a 50 x 50 cm heavy linen hemmed panel, stitched with pure Rowan wools, and they are a pure joy to stitch with. If you haven't tried stitching with wool, I highly recommend that you give it a whirl.
Everything except the cushion filling is included in the kit, and it includes full instructions, as well as how to make a large drawstring bag without cutting the fabric, if you would prefer to do that. The packaging has been reduced for future kits, and they will be in fully reusable and useful bags such as this one, which comes in a natural calico tote bag. it's perfect for using the leftover wool, which you will have because there is plenty in the kit. That's two projects in one!
For any orders received this weekend (up to 02/05/22), there will also be a free mini wool kit with a John James Chenille Embroidery Needle included, using a needle with a large eye makes sewing with wool a whole lot easier. A handy tip for threading wool, is to cut a snippet of paper in a long oblong shape that will pass through the eye of your needle, double it over, place the wool inside, and then pass it through your needle. Hey presto, it's that easy! Also included is a mini skein of Rowan Fine Lace wool, Rowan Kid Silk Haze, and Rowan Alpaca Classic wool for you to sample. It is so therapeutic that I would love you to have a go. Try a simple leaf stitch, or stem stitch, I am sure you will be amazed at how easy it is with wool!
Just look at that gorgeous blanket stitch hem on the reverse of the cushion. Other stitches to try in this design are buttonhole stitch, stem stitch, split back stitch, and the very gorgeous herringbone stitch. I decided to call it April Flowers as I'm lucky enough to be able to visit RHS Bridgewater very often, and the Spring flowers there have been inspirational.
It's so important to find time for yourself, this is something that I am always striving for just lately, that's why I love embroidery so much, it really helps me to unwind. Themes of nature are a lovely subject to focus on, and there are endless possibilities in flowers.
There is another new kit on the horizon, and this one features tulips, which there has been a stunning array of at RHS. The range of colours there is just mesmerising.
I'm hoping to plan some classes in the coming months, please drop me a line if you would like to know more. I will be sharing the dates with you as soon as I can.
That's all for now, if you would like any help with your projects then just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Very best wishes