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Speaking of Redwork.......

Posted by geezerfolks (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 1, 12 at 21:42

I've been meaning to tell you about Redwork with a Twist by Pat Sloan. I bought it a couple weeks ago with a gift cert and I just love it! It gives so much info (Rosa) and I really like how she has incorporated the embroidered blocks into quilts or for borders. Anyone else have this book?

I couldn't access her site, but found a review of this book....plus a couple pictures.

SharonG/FL

Here is a link that might be useful: book review


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I enjoy doing redwork,because you can just do it any place. The book looks really interesting and will check it out at our local bookstore.


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Growing up, I did a lot of embroidery and still love it! I especially love the look of redwork. I just wish I had more time to do more handwork. I've saved that book in my Amazon account for then I have enough for free shipping.


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Even though I started embroidering at a very young age, I enjoyed reading her basics and the various ways to accomplish a desired end result.

Around Christmas time I saw a big container of poinettias with trailing vines done in what she called Reverse Redwork. Red fabric and white thread......it was gorgeous!! I want to try doing bamboo on green fabric....I think it would be awesome. DH is skeptical....doesn't matter, I'm doing it anyway. @:)

SharonG/FL


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Say Sharon... just go for it and amaze yourself!


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Thanks for posting this book information Sharon.
I e-mailed our guild librarian to see if she can get it for the guild library.

Mary


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You're welcome, Mary. I think it's an excellent source of embroidery information with a lot of nice sized patterns.

Barbara, What will be amazing is if I can get the pattern onto the dark green background. Might have to have DH draw it on. lol That'll show him. heehee

SharonG/FL


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Sharon is Redwork the same thing as embroidery or is it something different?

Best to you and thanks,
Sandra


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Sharon, thank you so much, I really, really, really need another book lol!! The embroidered doll clothes are amazing!I remember embroidering jeans and denim shirts in the 70's, but nothing like they do!!!
I love Pat Sloan's books and I think she pays attention to detail. Her free Valor quilt in this link is gorgeous! After Marsha started posting about total machine binding (which I am so bad at - mine looks like a 10 yo did it lol) I found a tutorial & video that Pat had posted on this site too. The bag pattern would also look good with embroidery on the pocket. I really like the ribbon embroidery too.

I have a new quilt book and I really like the patterns, but I'm like you, the author doesn't give the size for the units and some of the blocks. I like to square as I go and it really annoys me. I write the unit sizes in the book as I go, but that is THEIR job!
Rosa

Here is a link that might be useful: PatSloanFree Patterns


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Sandra, Yes, it's embroidery.....they call it redwork because the entire pattern is done in red embroidery thread (or whatever kind you're using) and the background is white. I've also seen Bluework, so I suppose you can use any color you prefer. But, when I saw what my friend made using white thread on red fabric, I really liked it.

Here is a link that might be useful: googled pics of redwork


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Sharon I have never seen white (or any color) embroidery on a colored fabric.

Reverse redwork hummmmmmmmmmmmm! I'm going to check it out!
Rosa


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Thanks for explaining that Sharon. I have done a little embroidery work, but never Redwork. Thanks for sharing the link with examples of it. I can see how it really makes the picture pop and how it could be really pretty.

Best to you,
Sandra


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Rosa, I just knew you should be looking at more books! I might have to do something about getting a lightbox when using a dark fabric though.

Go for it Sandra! Make a block. @:)

SharonG/FL


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