Learning a New Craft: needle turned applique

This week I have begun to teach myself how to do needle turned applique.  If you have never heard of this before here is a nice calming video from Deb at Connecting Threads to help you learn.

Connecting Threads can be found  HERE

Points you may want to consider before you start:

  • Start small
  • Start with something easy… something easy is NOT Maple leaves.
  • Don’t teach yourself on a deadline… like say, a gift for a friend.

If you watch the video, follow Deb’s instructions, and my hints above, then you will probably have a fun time learning this beautiful craft.  😉

If you do try it, then please let me know how you liked it!


8 thoughts on “Learning a New Craft: needle turned applique

  1. Nicole says:

    You’re my hero! I swear, anybody that can create using a needle and thread is amazing and awesome and wonderful and oh-so-talented. If I stretch WAY outside my comfort zone, I can reattach a button ….. anything more and it goes to Goodwill. But, ask me to cook for a room of people and I’m all over it! We all have our gifts, right?! Happy New Year!


    (p.s. I have a giveaway going on right now at the new blog, please come on over to our lil’ “ranch” for a visit and enter up!!!)

    • pixilated2 says:

      Hello Nicole, My mom loved to sew. So of course I wanted to do it too! However, being too young to use the sewing machine I started at age 7 by hand sewing for my dolls. When I was a pre-teen then she taught me to use the sewing machine. Quilting and applique are very new skills that I want to learn, hence I am teaching myself. Thanks for your visit and your compliments! ~ L

    • pixilated2 says:

      Well Cindy, I certainly know what work does to the creative process. You want to do it for yourself, but then all the hafta’s take over and there it sits. I have certainly had my share of UFO’s (unfinished objects). I’m into all this learning and sharpening of skills because I want to make a business of it. I love this kind of work. I am about to post some pictures to my Facebook page of the WIP. I figure the GP and my friends will let me know if I am all wet or if my work passes muster. 😉 (Now I need to learn how to put my “Life on the Farmlet” Facebook page on my web page…) ~ L

  2. pattisj says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve worked with needle and thread. I need to remember to set down the laptop from time to time. 😉

    • pixilated2 says:

      Hi Patti, Me too on both counts! I have posted a preview of what I am working on. It is on my “Life on the Farmlet” page on Facebook if you’d like to take a peek. I am liking the worked parts, but now that I am half done with the applique I think I am not liking the background… kinda late to figure that out now, huh? 🙂 ~ Lynda

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