It's getting very nearly time for our Stitch Gathering Retreat! And I know some of you still haven't made your nametags yet, so I thought I would do a post with nametag ideas that might be of help with last minute panics.
I've been making a few of these to show at my Bearpaw Craft Club (August's club was last week) as I hope that all my club regulars will make their own badge for our club nights.
So here's a nice easy one to start with - an EPP hexagon rosette with the name embroidered on a solid hexy in the middle.
I then took the papers out (after giving it a good press) and sewed the running stitch with some perle cotton 8's (not strictly quilting here as I did not have any wadding or backing). I then inserted a piece of card cut to the same shape under the seams and backed it with a piece of felt (see photo of backs below).
Jane Read is my sister, by the way, she is coming to help me with the Stitch Gathering but volunteered too late to join the nametag swap. I hope you like it Jane!
I then embroidered my (secret) partner's name on to a separate piece of linen and appliqued this to the centre of the dresden.
This is my official nametag swap badge for the Stitch Gathering, hence the covered up name.
Here's another lanyard style badge, this time for my colleague Sarah for her to wear when she comes to help me at the Craft Club (have I told you about my craft clubs yet? They are going really well and you can find out what they are here).
It's just some scrap strips sewn around a piece of linen that I have embroidered Sarah's name on and added that little tree, which is an embroidered iron-on transfer.
I then stuffed the inside with some scrap wadding and backed it with felt.
If you don't have one of these frames you could just use some heavy card in a similar shape and wrap ribbon around that to make your own frame.
Happy nametag making!