I found a package of waste canvas; used for cross stitching, at a local thrift shop. I decided to give it a go on these cute mini pincushions. I loooove how they came out.
First is this here hedgehog with his squirrel buddy. The squirrel buddy was added when I realized that I placed the hedgehog too high. Oops.
After hand stitching the rick rac in place, I aligned the centers of the waste canvas piece with the linen and pinned it in place; knowing that basting is traditionally required but I say "what the heck". I'm a reckless crafter who lives on the edge. Who knew.
The fun and scary part is removing the waste canvas threads; first by wetting the waste canvas; then carefully pulling one thread ....
then more ...
and more and more..whew.
My sewing table sits facing a window; perfect for staring at the sky or catching a smootching couple (yes, we have LOTS of birds here).
Distractions aside, I managed to finish two more pincushions.
I now am in love with cross stitching with waste canvas. I thought I would run into problems with removing the canvas but it went without a hitch or I should say snag.
hmmmm....what shall I make next? .... I'm thinking ... BIRDS!