Saturday, January 4, 2014

Randje per week

These are the threads I’m going to use for my new project, the SAL 
Randje per week.

Every week there will be 1 or more borders to stitch. You can read all about it on the blog Randje per week.
The project is designed for a long strip of embroidery fabric, but I don’t like that. I’m going to make double pages for another fabric book. I’m using the same kind of fabric as suggested, 28 count linen. This will be my first double page.
Of course I had to zigzag the edge. I made a video sewing with one hand and holding my camera with the other. You can watch it here.
The green running stitch is temporarily, it’s the marking for the stitching space. I’m stitching backstitches around them with 2 threads of stranded black floss.
The borders will be online every Saturday, you can find the first 3 here.


  1. I love your project idea. Is it only cross stitch? I have a narrow band I bought to stitch on - but much narrower than the official band they will demonstrate on. Can I stitch along even though I am so far away and have to depend on Google to translate for me?
    I think I need some excuse to stitch! But I am not an old-school stitcher ... I should maybe stitch secretly and hide mine?

    1. Yes, it's all cross stitch. Of course you can stitch along too! Maybe you have to adapt some of the patterns for your narrow band, but that shouldn't be a problem for you. But please don't hide your stitches, I would love to see them!

    2. Thanks! I need a fresh little challenge.

  2. this is going to be another lovely project to follow with you

  3. Dat is ook een leuk idee, om er een fabric book mee te maken. Ik heb me niet aangemeld, maar denk dat ik wel af en toe een randje zal borduren voor in mijn souvenir :-)

  4. You've selected great colors. Looking forward to following along with this one.

  5. You are already hard at it, stitching in the new year. The colours you have chosen for this project are just lovely. Looking forward to following your progress.


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