Lions, Tigers & Trims – Oh My!

Lions, Tigers & Trims - Polar Ice trim roll

Lions, Tigers & Trims - Oh My!

This pretty trim roll is the result of a collaboration with Lois Mourisksi Bear of Lady Dot Creates and me - and we had a grand time.

Lady Dot hand dyes quite an array of trims in lovely colors, and both trim rolls shown here highlight that in a couple of different ways. Plus, in addition to two alternate designs for the outside of the roll - one with the title’s lion, tiger and bear - and the other with an alphabet, you also get four more outtakes to use for pockets and pin cushions. The design is charted for just two related colors, and can also be stitched in one color only.

Notes for supplies listed here are for the models as shown.

Plus - notes on Pom Trim Tape Removal from Lady Dot Creates!

 
Stitch count:
69 x 155
Fabric:
Picture This Plus: 32 count "Helix" linen
Threads:
Weeks Dye Works: Glacial Melt (10 yards) DMC: 3766 Finishing by Lady Dot Creates: "Polar Ice" velveteen, chenille, lace, rayon ribbon, mini poms
Stitch count:

69 x 155

Fabric:

Access Commodities: 37 count "Corn Tassel" linen

Threads:

Weeks Dye Works: Cocoa (10 yards)

Finishing by Lady Dot Creates.
This model was created to show different trims and finishing options apart from the primary class piece. It also illustrates the additional chart available with an alphabet versus the lion, tiger and bear in the other trim roll.

We've recently tweaked/clarified the first point on page one (1) of the of the finishing instructions enclosed in your chartpak. We all do finishing and interpret instructions differently, and we thought this might be helpful:

On backside of design, measure ½” out from stitching, using a soft lead pencil, draw a line on the linen following the grain lines of the linen on all 4 sides.

After completing the lines on the backside, apply fusible sheerweight interfacing to both pieces (back of stitched design & back of velveteen). When applying interfacing, cut piece 2” longer/wider than the pencil measurement and apply so the interfacing overlaps that pencil line by about 1 inch on all 4 sides – use a pressing cloth to protect your iron faceplate.

Press well from the wrong side, turning the seam allowance to the back side exactly on the pencil line previously drawn, trim seam allowance to approximately ½”, miter the four corners, tack down the miters and put aside for now.

LIONS, TIGERS & TRIMS-OH MY!, Copyright 2020. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.

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