Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
These are a couple of little motifs that I stitched onto a CQ Block for my very dear friend Pierrette the Squirrel was stitched using silk perle from Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibres and the mushrooms and toadstools were stitched using assorted threads
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
This is a peacock that I designed and stitched for my City & Guilds Embroidery and Design course it is worked on Ivory silk fabric and the threads used are all silk with the odd scattering of a gold metallic thread
This was one of my first attempts at creating a picture with threads, it is worked in a single strand of either DMC or Anchor. The design is one of the Di Van Niekerke miniature cottages http://www.needlecraft.co.za/vanniekerk.htm this is her old website but you can find her new designs here http://www.dicraft.co.za/
Friday, November 03, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
This is my first ever needlepoint project and the design was by Loretta Spears (I think that she is now either chronically ill or deceased and her designs are no longer available unless on Ebay or somewhere similar) this is one of her series of Mystery Designs.
I was only able to attempt this and complete it with the help of my wonderful friend Pierrette who held my hand from start to finish.
We chat daily but for around five weeks we not only chatted but exchanged photos of Bargello Symphony daily where she stood over me with a big stick (LOL).
This is the end result, Pierrette also completed the same project along side me for herself, however I changed mine very slightly as I always like to be different. If you view hers see if you can see the difference and I do not mean the way that she has mounted and framed hers.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This is a companion Cushion Cover that I made as a gift to compliment the autumn/fall one I had previously made for Pierrette.
This is a memory Cushion with photos I printed onto fabric and incoportated into the cover of some of Pierrette's and her husbands dear departed loved ones