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Studio Paars - spelen met hexies en borduren - playing with hexies and embroidery

I know, hexies are só 2010 🙂 But ever since the hype started I have been wanting to give them a try anyway. So when I spotted these these hexie templates at the Handwerkbeurs last month I just had to buy them. I thought they were a bit pricey but since paper crafts really aren’t my sort of thing I got them anyway.

Studio Paars - spelen met hexies en borduren - playing with hexies and embroidery

So the other day I got my box of fabric scraps out and made 7 hexies, just by picking out random scraps. They don’t match at all but that wasn’t the point: I just wanted to experiment with the technique. I assembled them like described in all the tutorials (I followed this one but left out the glue, but there are many others). And then what?

Studio Paars - spelen met hexies en borduren - playing with hexies and embroidery

Well, I didn’t want to leave it at that. So I got out my big red embroidery hoop and a piece of white linen and pinned down the hexies. And just went with it 🙂 and then it turns out that, while I enjoy sewing, embroidery is just, well, really my sort of thing 😀

Studio Paars - spelen met hexies en borduren - playing with hexies and embroidery

So now I spend every lost hour (while cooking; before going to sleep etc.) embroidering it further. Even though technically it could be called crazy quilting I suppose. Or even art quilting? I don’t know; for me it’s just having fun with needle and thread and fabric. Just makes me happy!

Studio Paars - spelen met hexies en borduren - playing with hexies and embroidery

Check here for more embroidery posts and here for more patchwork projects.

 

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