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Squash Squad

Squash Squad Kit #InstastitchWithSue 
Finished size without borders/binding: 15" square

By popular demand, Sue's back with another Instastitch project! Celebrate the coming fall season and join the #SquashSquad to create a bright pumpkin patch with a modern twist! Learn fun new techniques using a few of the creative tools and notions she utilizes in her work. Experiment with background layering plus embroidery with interesting fibers to achieve textural depth and dimension. Each step will be a mystery as we gather, share and stitch together on Instagram!

We're able to offer free programs like Toned-Down and Squash Squad because of customer support through kit sales. Thank you for making #InstastitchWithSue possible!

The project will begin Friday, September 18, 2020, for 9 weeks. The block of the week will be posted on our website every Friday in the form of a printable appliqué pattern, no sign ups required. In addition, an instructional video, from Sue, will posted on Instagram TV (IGTV) each Friday. {*Please note: you need an Instagram account to access the videos*}. This video will provide guidence for the layering and appliqué of the block so you will be prepped and ready to start stitching following the weekend! Monday through Thursday, stitch diagrams and threads used to embroider each block will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages, along with an occasional IGTV video. The final day of stitching will be November 26th, 2020. Videos, stitch diagrams, and patterns will be removed from the website and all social media platforms on December 30, 2020. We can't wait to all be stitching together again!

*Finishing techniques and kits will be offered later in the program.*

Kit includes: hand dyed textural wools for background and bright hand dyed wools for applique, cotton fabrics for layering, and rick rack.

Video Tutorials:

Visit Sue Spargo's Instagram TV

Requirements:

Creative Stitching Book

Optional Additions:

Efina Cotton Thread#: EF30

Ellana Wool Thread Pack Includes #: EN020710131427, 32374647485059

Embellishment Thread Pack Includes:
#8 EZM: 12223136757882899096109
#5 EZM: 108
#3 EZM: 30
RZM07
Painter's Thread #3: Grandma Moses
Painter's Gimp: Grandma Moses
Metallic Braid #4: Pomelo
Serenity: Cantaloupe
Grandeur Silk Pearl: Peach FleshNeon Green
Petite Very Velvet: Medium YellowLite Green
Silk Lame Braid: Wasabi
3.5mm Silk Ribbon: Golden Aspen
2 spools of Silk Thread: 1 warm toned and 1 cool toned
Squash Squad Aqua + Orange Bead Mix
Squash Squad Button/Bead Pack
*Please note specialty thread colors may differ in each kit, as availability during this time is limited*

Supply List:

Needles:
#24 Chenille: TULIP ? Gold Eye ? Clover
#18 Chenille: TULIP ? Gold Eye ? Clover
#3 Milliners: TULIP ? Gold Eye
#1 Milliners: TULIP ? Gold Eye ? Bullion Knot
#15 Milliners: Gold Eye

#9 Short Darner ? Bohin Milliners Needles 3/9
#11 Short Darner ? #11 Straw
#24 Tapestry
#20 Tapestry

3/8" Wool Punch + 3/4" Wool Punch + 6 x 6 Cutting Board or

Small Circle Template

Flatter

Mini Strip Stick

Freezer Paper + Heavy Duty Freezer Paper

Perfect Circles

Fabric Folding Pen

Sewline Trio Chalk Pencil

Omnigrid Ruler 1" x 6"

Spoke Easy

Loop Easy

Drizzle Pad

1.50mm Tulip Bead Crochet Hook

Kai 5-1/2" Scissors

Little House Appliqué Pins

Bunka Brush

The Loome

Embroidery Needle Threader