Gathering, an introspection.

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When sewing on the go, it is necessary to have a project bag. This bag, for me, serves a function. It serves as a place to embroidery reminders, occurrences, important dates, I love a project bag! It should be -just- big enough for a project, and a few choice supplies.

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The Gather your Sew-plies purse ought to contain, a thimble, a small array of hand and embroidery needles, an embroidery scissor, spool of sewing thread-I love Aurifil, each of my Gather your Sew-plies purses are kitted with it. The #12 cotton?? A gorgeous hand sewing and embroidery thread. Capital -L- Like.

And it dyes beautifully!!!

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Ok. Here is a debate that rolls around in my head. I like the Pilot Frixion Ball Erasable Black Gel Ink Pens for their immediacy, and when embroidering words onto cloth, it imparts a realistic look. But. 

Ok, wait.

The Frixion Pen can be ironed, which ‘erases’ the original mark.

BUT!!!

With cold, the mark will return. Cold as in, stored for an extended period in color storage or left on a metal tabletop over a few days time. I do not know if washing the item will have an effect in either direction, further study is needed.

But, I am using it in the meantime. It has advantages that I appreciate.

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 More to come on the Gather your Sew-plies Sew-along!!

And expect a Paris romp o photos! The graffiti? Awesome.


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Comments

  1. About 42 years ago, I bought a bag at Jay Jacobs. (Yes, I am that old.) I bought it to carry my lunch and embroidery to work since I walked and wanted to have my hands free. It has traveled all over the US and Canada, through 3 surgeries, and many weekend get aways. It is known as my “busy bag”. Those things I need to keep me happy away from home. When at the beach, it has ziploc bags for treasures, binnoculars, sketchpad, maybe some knitting, whatever I am interested in at that time. I love my bag, but it is getting tired. I want to adapt the sew plies bag, to help carry the load, so to speak. 🙂 I am really looking forward to your trip report and photos of all that fabric goodness. xoxo

  2. The Frixion is a tempting bitch. She’s so sneaky and lovely and easy to use and totally betrays you in the end.