Sunday, 18 August 2019

Friday night slow stitching

I've been pulling a few UFOs out of the crate lately, and feeling great about finishing them. A couple of years ago I took a class in EPP - specifically focussing on how to deal with curves. If I remember correctly, I spent the whole class preparing for stitching - and then put it all away for another time!!

This was the project I had in mind for Friday night stitching with Wendy and friends. Perfect to get me going and very relaxing.

I placed all the apple cores - I'm sure the plan was to make a small placemat thingy, to put under a vase etc. I then watched one of Sue Daley's youtube tutorials to remind me about the tips and tricks of curves and EPP. Then I started gluing and stitching.

Wow, I'd forgotten just how slow EPP was - but I have to admit I think this is what appeals most (I'm not sure what says about me???)

So I've almost finished each of my rows, and I plan to keep this project out until it's complete! I'm open to ideas about binding/finishing - do I follow the curvy edge, applique it on some background fabric or cut back to a square? What are your thoughts???

Thanks Wendy for hosting. I'll pop over and check out what everyone else was up to.


  1. Wow, i love EPP but never made apple cores. So small curves, i have to try it. This tutorial i will search for it.
    Yes Epp is a slow and meditativ work, and i love it.
    Greets from Germany

  2. Hi Duane oh I love your apple cores,they would look lovely stitched onto some fabric or you could square it up ,that would look lovely too,good luck with what you choose and can't wait to see it finished,well done xx

  3. Your apple cores are going to look great - I have never tried them but they certainly look tempting! xx

  4. Such pretty fabrics that you are working with. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  5. Lovely in blue & white - not sure how I'd finish it but I wouldn't cut it back...maybe applique onto white?

  6. Very pretty project, I would suggest applique onto another fabric too, then you get to enjoy the whole shape of the epp. Nothing better than slow stitching with epp.