|We also did a demonstration at the Open Day in the Spring.
We demonstrated the fabric paints we used for the appliqué. Some showed
how they had made the pin cushions. And others offered a big tip for those
interested... How to thread a needle easily!
We had to learn this, because Bracknell was all out of
chenille needles when we started sewing! We were using variegated crochet
thread to embroider our initials on the felt pin cushion. I soon learned
how frequently 5 or 6 learners at a time needed to thread and rethread
Thanks to the topic being on one of my computer lists, I was able to tell
them about this "trick".
planning the demo
Open Day Sewing Enthusiasts
I'm looking forward to starting with a new group of
children from year 6 in the Autumn!
Sewing Club tip
for threading thicker threads more easily-
Take a piece of strong thread like quilting thread. Fold it over,
and put the folded bit through the eye of your needle. This makes a loop
on the other side. Leave it so the loop is on one side, and the rest of
your piece of strong thread is on the other side.
Now, put the end of the thread you want to work
with into the loop. (You must put at least an inch or so of it in the
loop.) Pull the other ends of the strong thread as if you were pulling it
out of the needle. It might take some tugging, but it will pull the proper
thread through with it!!