I’m really enjoying some embroidery lately. The lightbox helps and takes some of the pain out of transferring fun patterns on to fabric. And this all one color flower display sits so well with me.
Even got my sister in on the action and she made a little, happy book. I’m thinking she needs to turn it in to a pillow or the pocket of a bag.
Since I run in to the problem of “what to do with what I art,” using embroidery as repair is one of my favorite ways to practice this craft.
The Edinburgh Yarn Fest had the coolest swag bags this year. Not that I went. 😦 It’s a bit of a hike from Santa Barbara.
Still, their bags were so cool that they were posted all over on-line! They had a yarn ball done up like an embroidery sampler!
A cool example here from Irene:
& here from Emma:
And my little knock-off version in progress.
I’ve been giving my “Skull barfing Flowers” embroidery a lot of love.
This was from March 18:
And this was March 23:
Sorry for the delay in updating! I really do try for a once a week update, but life, and well, a new hobby, have gotten in the way. On top of illness around the house, I’ve taken up embroidery for real!
I used some birthday money to purchase myself a kit from Lilipopo and it’s the cutest thing. I’m loving seeing it coming along. It’s very soothing. Although I’ve now hit the french knots and they are taking more work than I expected. But the backstitch is good. I’m focusing on making my stitch lengths a little more even.
I also have been doing a bit more reading. I’ve been coming across a few more really enticing books to review over at YA YA YA. The “Paper Magician,” pictured above, really captivated me for several days.
I started following a new podcast, this one comes from Malaysia! I love the international knitting community! And she’s hosting a “Bee” knit-a-long. I thought of a lot of different projects but kept dismissing them as things I didn’t *really* want to knit. And I finally came across a cross-craft project idea that worked for me.
Fringe Association is hosting Slow Fashion October
.With the notion of “mend and make-do” and repairing your own clothes, I pulled out my darning needle and some embroidery thread to repair some new and growing holes and threadbare spots on my favorite jeans. I also realized I need a small loop for next time.
Thanks to Maggie Chug & Georgie Pug for their modelling skills of my handiwork.