Wednesday 28 August 2019
This array of green fabrics is a tangle of mini bunting.
This string was based on a 6" x 4" rectangle cut to an isosceles triangle shape.
This is destined to be used at a charity stall. If you are in the Kingston upon Thames area why not go along to their carnival, this Saturday, 1st September? It sounds like fun!
Look for the Dose of Nature stall and you might even spot some of this bunting!
Wednesday 21 August 2019
Mix of running stitch, straight stitch, chain stitch and button hole stitch.
More card embellishments with cross stitches both for embellishment and for holding the shapes to the page.
I'm not sure that I'm happy with this page, and I have a feeling that it may need something extra to lift it. I just need to let it drift around my head until I have a lightbulb moment!
I still have several video lessons from my Karen Ruane course to watch so perhaps the right answer or an idea that will help me will be found in them!
Hope that you are enjoying some stitching time too!
Monday 12 August 2019
I've been following an 8 week online course with Karen Ruane called 'Stitching Stories', and whilst my work is very different, as you'd expect, it's been seeded and drawn along by her suggestions and what she has been doing in two books.
This first page shows two cut outs with blanket stitch and running stitch around them, and three stitch emellished additions.
If I had my time (and a pristine book!) again I'd put the stitch orientation of those holding the beads vertical instead of horizontal.
A few more embellished shapes on the left. One of the best things that I learned was to think about how to attach items to the page so they were neat and relevent from the front, but workman like without being messy from the back.
Punched holes in the covering, with button hole stitch around them again, and beads over one of the background holes.
It isn't fast work - much slower than stitching through fabric - but it's a really enjoyable thing to do as a change.
More pages to be shown next week, I hope!