Saturday, June 23, 2012

A finished example

This is what that whipped cord looks like when it's all worked closely together. I love the texture on this. It's very solid, almost like a heavy twill. I don't think the picture captures the texture very well, but it catches light differently by the direction you're looking at it. And I'm very happy with the turkey stitch heart.
(An alternate way of fluffing turkey stitch, is to use an eyebrow brush/comb, that's my preference, but I don't do large areas...yet)

If I can get some help with the photography, I'll post a tutorial on the technique. I *think* that it's a variation of overcast stitch but more 'whippy' if that makes sense.

Well folks, I'll see you Monday. Have a great weekend, and happy stitching.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Goes very slowly, but I'm at least enjoying myself. that's five hours of stitching that I've added to the necklace. I'll be doing a blitz on it tonight and tomorrow, so there should be more to see on Friday. I'm also doing sketches, and learning how to use acrylic paints (whole new medium for me, it's very interesting)

I believe that learning new skills, or revisiting old ones is a good way to keep the creative juices flowing and gives me more tools to use, to make my pieces. Sometime I'll write more on that. As for now, here's today's picture, and I'll see you all on Friday.
Happy Stitching!

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm back!

Hi Folks, I'm, once again, attempting to post more regularly. So, unless it's raining (I carry my computer to the studio) I'll be posting on Monday, Wed, and Fri. If it's raining, there might be a quickie posting via the cell-phone-thingie.

So here's one of the projects that I'm working on... (click to enbiggen)
Once again, I'm trying to work on a necklace, this time it's going a lot smoother.
The technique I'm doing is wrapped cord. I'm using basic no.10 crochet cotton, wrapped with two strands of  Sulky rayon thread. I take two whips around the cord, plunge the needle and then back up, to take two more wraps, and then just keep going.
 I like to keep the cord on a needle to make it easier to plunge behind the embroidery.
The numbers in the circles are the order of work. It should make more sense when there's more done. Okay then folks, I'll see you in a couple days.

Happy stitching!