Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Coming to Jiinkinkids!


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Coming to Jiinkinkids! A special line of 9 Redwork Embroidery Patterns!

These patterns are for those of you who do not have a crafty bone in your body AND for those of you who are sewing divas! I just made a redwork baby quilt using all nine designs and it is adorable! It only took one week to make and I only worked on it in the evenings!

The patterns will be making their debut at Jiinkinkids in the next two weeks, so check back!! I can't wait to see what you make!


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For those of you who are interested, here's a little history about Redwork:

Redwork is the technique of using red embroidery floss and stitching on muslin squares using the outline embroidery stitch. The squares can be sewn together to make quilts, pillow or any other imaginative project.

It originated in 17th century Europe when red-colored floss was all that was available for fine stitchery. Eventually, other colors were adapted and became known as "redwork in black" or bluework.

Colors vary, but "turkey red" was the most popular and widely used. It is guessed that the color originated in Turkey, and was the first commercially dyed thread that didn't run or bleed. Today, the DMC floss colors #304, #498, and #666 are often chosen as the most authentic redwork colors, although blue, black and sepia brown are also used.

8 comments:

Cyndi and Dean James said...

You are so tempting me!!! I might just have to get this too. I love it!!
Cyndi James
Waiting for Alicyn Shea
LID 10/24/06
www.cd2alicyn.com

Kayce said...

I love it Steph!! Great pics too!

Mary Schneider said...

I love this!! As soon as I get through with the crib bedding I'm working on I going to make one of these quilts.

Mardi said...

Now, when you say "not a craft bone in your body"...do you really mean this??? Could I make something as beautiful as this!! :)

wow..incredible..love this quilt!!!

Children's Hope International said...

I love that you just keep coming up with great ideas. I love it! Beautiful!

Jennifer Newcomb

Jiinkin Designs said...

Yes Mardi! I REALLY do mean this! :) Too funny! If you can follow a straight line, you can do these embroidery patterns. Just wait... take a look when they come out and you will see!!! :)

redmaryjanes said...

Ok, is there an option where we can pay more to have one that is already made? I'm not good at sewing at all, but that is just beautiful!

Lynn~Somewhere In The Sun said...

I'm excited! I have wanted to make Olivia a quilt but just couldn't find the right one. I can't wait to do this one.