I have started my Stitch Your Stash class and can already say this class is awesome ! I love the layout and how Charlotte presents each section. One section that really got my attention, and made me think about what I already have is Build Your Stash . In this section Charlotte explores how to build your stash through repurposing, such as using wool garments for felting, using vintage linens and more. Building a stash is the best part of this creative endeavor and one I can easily do.
I have been a collector of vintage linens for many years and it’s very hard for me to pass them up when hubby and I are out antiquing. This past weekend I found this beautiful hinged vintage tin (made in Holland) that I decided would be perfect for one of the projects in this class, a sewing kit. I also found a few other pieces to add to my stash, the lovely yellow finger towel and a appliquéd piece that I tend to repurpose.
For a bit of slow stitching, I picked up two denim pieces, a vest and a jacket., and plan to try my hand at Sashiko as a decorative addition too these very plain Jane pieces. I haven’t really tried this form of stitching, so I have enrolled in the Creativebug online class taught by Lisa Solomon. I have been rather enthralled with Sashiko, as well as many slow stitching techniques that I have been seeing online lately, and have been enjoying reading Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh, as well as Make & Mend by Jessica Marquez . Both books are excellent, and a wealth of inspiration. I am very excited about trying Sashiko and can’t wait to try it!