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Monday, October 22, 2007

Finally getting down to some Embroidery

I've had this book for a while...I've probably posted about it...though I can't remember. I've been inspired by many of the patterns. I have to admit it, I'm getting really excited about free-style stitching. I'm trying to not use a pattern that is copied on to the material. I want to see if my stitching is better then my drawing. So far it isn't too bad.


This is my interpretation of the cover.....





(wool felt - cotton 6 strand)



and this is a poor scan of my edging.




(Cotton Velvet hand dyed, wool thread, cotton 6 strand, cotton one strand)

I have to admit something to you all. I'm knitting, but it isn't my first passion. I've become obsessed with fiber in all of its guises. I also like to blog about Indie craft/arts people that I come across. I will be doing more and more of that. I love buying stuff from other crafters and I love spreading the message about them. Like many of you, I've been on a bit of a hiatus from blogging.... work and life gets in the way. But I pledge to do better. I've got lots of pictures of stuff that I want to post about...lots of stuff I need to take pictures of.....so I will try and work out how I can post more often and hopefully get others excited about what I see out there too!
I can't even believe that I've not posted about Knitting and Stitching at the NEC, Origins - London craft fair, or the Knitting and Stitching at Alexandra Palace....not to mention Wingham wools at the Guild this weekend...where I swore I wasn't going to spend much...and ended up with a huge bag full of lovely fleece to spin...and other things......

4 comments:

Knitting Mummy said...

You really have been lucky to go to so many shows, I am very very envious. Maybe next year I will get to some. Your embroidery looks good, I used to cross stitch a lot but haven't touched it for ages, although I did start looking through my enormous stash of kits the other day, there just aren't enough hours in the day are there.lol.

stickchick said...

oooh, the stitching all looks lovely. I love the freeform circles!

The green case is beautiful!!

I am sooo envious of all your lovely shows, lucky girl!!

Dipsy said...

There's such a lot more beautiful and interesting crafts out there than knitting only - I'd love to do more different crafts also, but for the moment I have this time problem, my day should have at least 50 hours to get everything done that I want to do and want to try... But I'm really looking forward to reading about and seeing your different projects - whatever you're going to try, I'll be interested!

Dawn said...

Thanks for the support. Time is always a factor and that is why I'm trying to focus a bit. We will see how it goes! I've still got lots of knitting in my head...but more embroidery at the moment!