I have received so many emails from readers asking which type of fabric is best to use for Needle Painting embroidery, so as promised here is some information. This is such a broad subject that I have decided to break it down in two categories, linen and other. This week I will talk about linen – read all about it here LINEN and browse pictures of the different types of linen in the gallery below. Click on each one to get an enlarged view so you can see the weave.
Linen For Sale
You may be interested to know, that as Irish linen is not always easy to obtain, you can now purchase linen by the piece in my website shop. This is a good quality imported (from Ireland of course) Irish linen which I have had cut and machine overlocked for your convenience. Each piece is approx. 29 x 29cm (12 x 12”) which is big enough to stitch most of my projects. You can find it here: http://trishburr.co.za/content/product
I will be adding larger pieces of cotton satin and linen shortly. These pieces will be about 33 x 35 (13 x 15″) and 46 x 46cm (19 x 19″).
Next week 25th is my birthday, I am telling you this because I am hoping to get LOTS of presents! NO I am NOT telling how old I am, in fact I have forgotten. I got stopped by a cop yesterday morning (a speeding fine which is ironic because my family tease me for being such a slow driver) and he asked me how old I was and I said “I don’t know”. Fortunately he had a good sense of humour but he still gave me the ticket, even though I told him it was my birthday soon! There will also be two surprise additions to the product listing next week just in time for early Christmas presents- you will have to wait and see! Have a wonderful week. Trish