It's week FIVE
of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Ornaments
! We are almost halfway through our ornaments. We have been getting a few questions this week, so we thought it might be helpful to list some of our favorite wool applique notions
. For those of you who are new here, the ornaments are from the Buttermilk Basin's Ornament Extravaganza Book, each week participants receive a kit for a ornament revealed here. If you don't already have your kit, they are now available for pick up at the store. Let's take a look at some helpful notions.
LEFT TO RIGHT: The Applique Pressing Sheet, Thread Magic, Piecemakers Embroidery Needles Size 8, Tulip Tapestry Needles Size 22, Perfect Scissors Karen Kay Buckley 4" - Size Small, & Clover White Marking Pen.
The Applique Pressing Sheet: This is especially helpful with the Christmas ornaments as you are fusing small pieces together, not to a background. Other benefits include: it's reusable (less waste if you use wax paper) & easy to clean. Suzanne has had her applique pressing sheet for 15 years!
Thread Magic: I would not say this is a necessary notion, but definitely a helpful one. It's help for fraying & tangling, it also help glide through smoothly when stitching.
Piecemakers Embroidery Needles Size 8: Best when using 3 strands of floss or less.
Tulip Tapestry Needles Size 22: Best when using 3+ strands of floss, or using pearl cotton.
Perfect Scissors Karen Kay Buckley 4" - Size Small: My all time favorite scissors for cutting wool, features micro-serrated blades that pulls the fabric into the scissors. These scissors do come in a variation of sizes, depending on the size of your fingers you may want a larger pair for comfort.
Clover White Marking Pen: This is the marking tool I prefer to use when doing decorative stitches, it has a fine tip for accuracy. Markings are easily removed with water or by using an iron. FYI: As the ink dries the marking become more visible, so it can take a minute for the markings to really appear.
Week 5: Wintertime Treats: Gingerbread Girl OR Boy(see image page 27)
We would love to hear what your favorite notions are for wool applique? Please feel free to share in the comments.