Lovely Embroidery and Things

I’ve been busy with this skull embroidery recently, which was pretty much a free hand sketch, then stitching as I went along. I really like this material, although it seemed to overpower the image a lot so I decided to fill the outside with long and short stitches.

I also got a new resource book for more advanced techniques, this adorable mini embroidery kit (which I wanted for ages) and felting! That is on my list next, I can’t wait to create super cuteness with wool!

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Hearts & Badges

I love trying new things to make. And once I get an idea in my brain it doesn’t really leave. So I bought a Badge It machine because I really wanted to make my own badges – and ‘professional’ ones are like £200! OMG it is so much fun. I’ve only done some of the ones that came with the kit but learning some of the design software at work means I will soon make my own cute badges! Woooo!

I am also obsessing over hearts at the moment and found this cute bundle of fabrics. I am using this for my next embroidery project. It is horrible, rainy and dark outside now so that means more time indoors making stuff!


A Little Reflection on Art

Wow, October sneaked up fast! Not long left of the year, which has made me reflect a little on all the projects I’ve done and the ones I’ve wanted to try. I seem to forget how productive I can be!

I started the year still really into art journaling and got my smaller A5 dylusions journal which I still love. I was also doing a lot of mixed media projects in Spring like my Printer’s Tray and Steampunk themed shadow box. I like to come up with a theme then collect all my materials for that.

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Lovely gold thread

Hearting Embroidery!

Yep, it is my new obsession right now people! I’m actually poorly as well, so I’ve been finishing this bird project. I based it off one of my art journal pages. Really like how he turned out. I love the gold thread I found, BUT it is hard to stitch with. It frays and you have to constantly pull all the threads before tying it off. This puts a lot of tension on the fabric.

I also found this Button Factory box I got a couple of years ago while I was tidying my room. I have some ideas for embroidering fabric buttons :)

I prefer this size hoop as it is easier to work with, although the little ones are really cute when finished. Being ill is boring, I am off to sleep some more and hopefully get rid of this cold so then I start a new hoop…



Continuing Adventures in Textiles

I decided I would need a concrete sketch to work from with my new interest in embroidery, and the best place to start was from my art journal – a doodle piece.

I keep pricking myself but I think that is because I’ve still not mastered the best way to hold the hoop or thread – and I’m left handed so many things seem more awkward! I started with black thread and worked my design from there, adding as I went along. I used stem stitch, back stitch, lazy daisy stitch and a feeble attempt at french knot – think I need to practice these so more.

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