It was time to plan a new start, and adding to my funky floral wall in my home is ALWAYS a good idea!
When I saw Miss Margaret Felicia Dyson released at market last spring from Fox and Rabbit designs, I couldn’t add her to my pre-order list fast enough. She patiently waited her turn until this month when I decided it was time to kit her up. A Tiger Lily kit up usually doesn’t follow the called for much……sometimes yes, but usually no. And this pattern was no exception. With only 11 colors of floss called for I though this was the perfect chart to try my first Aurifil Floss custom color conversion. I broke out my Aurifil color charts, my DMC color charts and then the pattern cover sheet……a couple hours later, and a few Floss toss with color chips, the custom color conversion was FINAL!
Here’s a picture of the floss toss on my gorgeous 20 ct LFA Linens Popover Aida, (available at www.thknits.com) and my Project Information card detailing the custom floss conversion from DMC to Aurifil Floss. Aurifil Floss can be purchased by the spool at various online retailers.
With these gorgeous wooden spools versus bobbins or floss drops, my creative mind started to imagine all different ways to organize the project. I love a good kit up, but I also love a beautifully organized project keeper. So this prompted a proto-type design couple days in the studio to create and design m new spool keeper. It keeps all those gorgeous wooden spools of Aurifil floss all nice an tidy, and the “floss drop inspired” thread bed side of the keeper is working out wonderfully. Pulling just one thread out of the top works fantastic.
I will be working on writing this spool keeper pattern in case you want to sew one up for your next Aurifil project. And of course it will come with an exclusive instructional video to give you step by step sewing guides so even a beginner can make this functional, yet gorgeous piece of organization.
Does Miss Felicia speak to you? Would love for you to join me in my #funkyfloralSAL on Instagram. I shared all the close up details on my most recent Flosstube video on Youtube. Here is the link – https://youtu.be/e2jq_4lGqqc
Happy Stitching & Sewing Friends!
Kari aka Tiger Lily