Hi again. I had so much fun stitching the owls in the last post that I did them a second time. But I changed the colour ways to some of my favourites and here are the results of this stitchy love:
And here’s the little fella
The second half of 2015 was brim full of family happenings – some wonderful, some very sad and some super challenging. Just life really. Cross fingers as things are starting to settle down and I’m hoping to have some more ‘me’ time.
Do you like owls? I love them and am always really excited and happy when we see one on our walks. For this post I’m sharing two stitched owls. The design is from the book Mollie Makes Embroidery and the designer is Michelle Galletta of Kiriki Press. The autumn colours give the design a strong graphic effect:
and here’s the baby version
This is an easy beginners project as the basic stitches are straightforward – straight, chain, buttonhole, fly & satin stitches. I’m having a hard time deciding whether to finish them as softies or use them as decoration on pouches. What do you think?
I’m a fan of the Down to Earth blog which is full of warmth, common sense and information about how to live in a more sustainable way.
This is something that really interests us. So when I was going through some clothes and sorting out old socks and track pants that really needed to be thrown out I decided to see if I could recycle them into something useful. The fabrics restricted the options but some funky cloths for wiping down benches etc emerged from the scraps.
Here are the first results:
I drew the design onto the black track pants fabric using a Clover White Marking Pen. This worked well after I realised that you need to wait a few seconds for the fluid to dry and be visible. The design came from this awesome book….
The socks were a bit more of a challenge but these two pieces emerged from a pair with huge holes around the heel area…
a rather ragged cat from the heels and soles..
and a kantha romp from the top of the socks…
The threads came from this mug full of odds and ends left over from various projects…..
And it all led to a conversation around the family table about whether it’s worth all the stitching time to create this recycling. The answer for me is ‘yes’ and this is why….
Hope you’re having a lovely day…….
It’s late Autumn in Canberra and the early mornings are very chilly. Some mornings the hares come down from the reserve and just sit on the road soaking up the sun.
One was there this morning and reminded me of a gentle piece embroidered by my sister-in-law Jennifer.
It’s framed in a quilter’s hoop so it’s quite large. Jen stitched it a while ago and thinks it was kit but has lost the details.
The design and flow of the stitching look like pen strokes.
More thread drawing than thread painting.
The choice of colours gives a sense of a nature study and I especially loved the mix of green shades
Hope you’re having a great morning wherever you are!