Saturday, 26 April 2014
Free Motion Quilting and Frozen Shoulder...
... just don't mix. Leah Day does say on her blog that you need to be careful with posture and keep your shoulders relaxed, but creaky old age is catching up with me. Free motion quilting for the moment is going to have to be an occasional indulgence, and I shall just get on with the rough and ready tweed cushion I am making for my husband.
The great advantage of working with tweed is that it is very easy to get rid of slight rumples - just turn the work over, sprinkle water on the cotton backing, and press it with a hot iron. The reward is the lovely smell of damp wool, and seeing the tweed magically shrink itself flat.
This brown tweed is particularly felty. It is hot work quilting it, even without gloves - which you just don't need because the wool is rough enough to grip.
Anyway, back on the subject of the shoulder, we are trying out the Niel-Asher technique. My son is doing the home treatment for me, and I think there may be a slight improvement already, but I'm not altogether sure. Anyone ever tried it? I'd love to hear how it worked out for you.
Linking up today with Leah Day's blog for Free Motion Friday.
Update 30th April
Also linking up today with Barbara's blog Cat Patches for the April NewFO, and here is the latest progress on February's NewFO