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Miss Kandie Pup reaches celebrity status in her hand knitted jumper at the Craft & Quilt Fair
Thank you to all the people who came to meet Miss Kandie Pup (as she now insists on being called) at our recent Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair. Following her appearance on The Today Show wearing her handknitted coat, where she upstaged the presenter with her unique hairstyle, Kandie now realises her true potential as a celebrity. She then made an appearance at the Information Desk where she answered queries to the best of her ability and stamped out some pawtographs for fans. Mindful of not wanting to be over-exposed however, and tired from the early morning hair and makeup call, she went home before lunchtime for a well-earned nap in the sun, sans-coat. Kandie did spot a nice quilt design that she thinks would suit her kennel. Stay tuned for more canine craft. And thank you to her handler Sam who very patiently catered to her every diva-request.
Work from the bottom to the top of the design. If necessary, mark the design using a water soluble pen or chalk pencil. Using a tapestry needle and yarn of the same thickness as the fabric, bring the needle up at the base of a V stitch. You will be covering the knitted V with the embroidery. Take the needle across the bar under the stitch above.
Then bring the needle down to the starting point and out at the starting point of the stitch above. Avoid pulling tightly – the tension should be about the same as the original stitch.
Repeat the embroidery on the stitch above.
Continue in this manner changing colour when desired, until your design is complete. Weave ends into the fabric to prevent unravelling.
Here’s a short video of working the knitting stitch embroidery:
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