Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I did some cathartic embroidery the other night, just wanted to share the result. A close family member in South Africa died in a tragic accident a couple of weeks ago, leaving behind his pregnant fiance. I felt so very far away, and it's been quite hard for me to deal with his death. I suppose this little picture is my way of saying goodbye...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Some things I now know about crewelling:
- It takes longer than you think.
- You'll never look at a needle threader in the same way again. Should be made of gold, those things.
- It's much more enjoyable than you think.
So Zade and Jaz ended up with just the one cushion with a beautiful flax flower design, copied from their stunning wedding invitations.
If you're at all interested in crewelling, or want to know how to transfer a complicated design onto a thick fabric (if you can't rely on a light box), see my PDF tutorial on the topic. (Hope the link works; PDFs are kind of new to me!)Crewel Cushion