Have Your Say
7th December 2018
After debuting our Colouring Book in All Stitched Up! #165, we heard from Dima Santina who knew exactly how she’d put it to good use!
‘I just started reading your newsletter and saw the section on coloring books. Ever since stitching my first Inspirations project Edelweiss from issue #86, I got into the habit of tracing a copy of the design into my sketchbook and coloring it in as I study the instructions.’
‘This has two benefits, as not only is it relaxing, but is good preparation for when I want to start stitching the project. I often do this when I’m too tired to stitch, but just want to play with my kits! The most recent one I did is for Jenny Adin-Christie’s Blackwell Roundel from the book A Passion for Needlework | Factoria VII (pictured below) which I hope to start stitching this year.’
Dima, what a fabulous way to ‘measure twice and stitch once’! Not only does the process allow you to play with colour and layout before taking up needle and thread, but it ensures you’re well familiar with the instructions before you begin stitching.
If Dima’s encouraged you to measure twice and stitch once, our new book, Coloured Stitches, may just be the tool you’re looking for!