Fabric of The Week 13 – NSFW!

Fabric of The Week

This week’s fabric is this amazingly colourful tartan fabric – we have used it for lots of projects and knew this was a definite when we came up with this project.

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This is what is know as a gallus fabric and so we knew that we had to do something equally gallus! 2018-02-23 13.56.37

We decided to follow the trend that is EVERYWHERE in embroidery-land (just next to Crochet Island!) and do a swear-y post. However we didn’t want to do normal swear words we wanted to celebrate the sheer joy and exuberance of Scottish swear words.

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The make was an easy and fun one to do. The embroidered words were on white fabric (sold as black-out fabric for blinds, but it so lovely and soft to sew on!) We printed out the words – having great fun picking out what word exactly to use! – and then stitched them using cotton a broder thread. The thick thread makes it a quick stitch but also makes the lettering really pop. It was then attached to the tartan fabric using a thick black buttonhole stitch to mimic the lines of a speech bubble.

We then gathered the fabric at the back and then covered it with white fabric, with a small hook so that you can hang it up for the world to see!

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We already planning the next set of sweary words!