Friday, September 25, 2009

From other needles

I've been dabbling a bit more with some embroidery these past few weeks. I bought the Jenny Hart book and kit some time last year but never really got going with it. Then suddenly, lately, it's been a craft quite irresistible.
Queen of the Frogger's summer notebook swap was the inspiration I think - adding an embroidery to the cover seemed like a fun customisation:
Since then I've made several little embroideries to attach to cards and I'm enjoying myself immensely, it feels like colouring in but with more sophisticated results. I'm not very skilled as yet but I've ordered a lovely felt ornament kit from Posie (to go with the one I barely managed to start last year) and I'm hoping they will inspire me to master the french knot which seems somehow pinnacle-ish in the embroidery stitch world!

14 comments:

Tusa said...

You go girl! Love the results. Other needles rock too. I dable in a bit if Needlepoint and Cross stitch too. And thanks for sticking with me.

marycatharine said...

They're great! I'd love to learn enough to do something simple - much more simple than everything you've created. You're "F" may be just the inspiration I needed.

Bells said...

oh my goodness you are multi skilled! Needlework was my entry point back into the crafting life and I do sometimes yearn to pick up the needle and thread again. How inspiring!

Rose Red said...

Oh it's lovely! I don't have the patience (or ability) to do embroidery (although I know my mum would love me to!). Yours looks great!

clarabelle said...

Gosh, that notebook cover is beautiful! A bit more accomplished than the one I did for the notebook swap(scuttles away for a weep in the corner...).

Linda said...

Gosh from me too. That notebook cover is beautiful. (scuttles off with Clarabell!)

amanda said...

I love those little balls of yarn! I have told Lily that I'll embroider some hidden skulls onto her school shirt (under the collar or something) - am I crazy to embroider something that no-one will see? :D

modelwidow said...

Lovely stitching - especially the notebook, really love the little balls of yarn

t does wool said...

beautifully done...all...
and your notebook looks wonderful!

dr k said...

they are so cute! i wish i had the patience and light hand required for such fine work! in the meantime, i shall just admire yours.

Rachel said...

OK--seriously love your Knitting Knotes cover!! Very clever and while I know nothing about embroidery, it looks so well executed!

knitting sprouts said...

oh they are wonderful - good on you to get into some sewing - you have the 'touch'

T. said...

You are a multitalented girl!

Kyoko said...

That is gorgeous and so pretty! You know, I can knit but I cannot embroider :D
It is very inspirational. Love the balls of yarn.

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