Monday, December 12, 2011

Rhapsody in blue I

Hello folks!
I've started a new brooch, that'll be part of a series. I like working in series, as it lets me explore a number of ideas within a set of constraints.
In this one, I'm playing with the color blue, texture, and layers.
Happy stitching to everyone!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like (insert appropriate winter holiday of your choice, here)

I'm having fun stitching up christmas ornaments. This one is on wool and worked, mostly, with silk sewing thread (G├╝termann). The outlining is rayon (Sulky) wrapped string (ball I've had laying around for 20 years). And the pattern is by Sharon B. at PinTangle
Happy stitching, everyone!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Long time no post...

Pardon the cell phone quality, but here is the current project.

I'd been having troubles with earlier projects. They were pretty enough, but they didn't feel like my work. They were unfocussed. So, I went back to basics. I limited this to 2 stitches: split stitch, and satin stitch (and its variations). I also limited the pallette to 2 colors, 1 accent, 1 neutral, and 1 metal (blue & green, orange, white, and gold).

Using limits does help my creativity, and I'm very happy with how this is coming along.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Current project

Here's an update on the current project. The outer petals, and leaves are done.

Tonight I'll be setting up for the inner petals. I'll be working those over wire, using detached buttonhole, and gold thread.

Have fun, and I'll post again tomorrow.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Testing if this works...

Hi folks! I know it's been a long time since I last posted. I'm hoping to be better at it starting, this month.

The picture is of the latest, finished, embroidery.