One of the groups I'm in kindly passed on this link www.redroofpatterns.com This is a wonderful resource for wool artists. Whilst visiting I found a solution to my Easter gift/decoration for my friend Louise, not only that but it was so cute I had to make two. The original is by The Adventures of Bluegirlsxo.
Here are my versions.
The pink flowers are punched out wool scraps. The orange/pink buds are stitched with Sea Grass which is one of my favorite threads.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
I think festival is very apt for this one. She is now fully embellished. I have added to my collection of embroidery books and many of the ideas for this piece are from it, the right-handed embroiderer's companion by Yvette Stanton. I resisted this book for several months by not viewing it however when I picked it up at my local store it sang a siren song and I fell under it's power.
I am getting to the stage of thinking that when my 3 year old starts Kindergarten I may enjoy teaching this type of thing both on wool applique and also other bases.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
You may be able to see five slits in the center I intend to stitch these back to reveal some of the black.
Well this one took a bit more doing, after several attempts of following the chart which for some reason had an uneven grid I ended up working it out myself.
Really pleased that I choose the black canvas with the amount that is left showing.