Saturday, 4 July 2020

Embroidery experiments ....Near and Far....

I've been trying out some little bits and bobs...

...for the Near & Far exhibition next year.

In recent times I have tended to be a bit "free" and "experimental" with my stitching...

...but at the minute I seem to be going "back" to something more traditional...

...needlepoint in this instance.

Hmmmmm.....








These are my "twiddlings" to find my way in the direction of  (I think) a book cover....

...that will be done by one person in my story...

...for another person ...

It is so strange how this new story is unfolding in ways that I couldn't have imagined.

I am really enjoying the journey :-)

Have a good weekend...and keep safe lovely people...

x C

Friday, 26 June 2020

New toys!! :-D

...really enjoying the process...

...of cutting, folding and readying...

...A4 sheets...

...into tiny book signatures.

These lovely hand-made bone folders from the Vintage Paper Co on Orkney make the job so nice :-)







Happy days!

x C

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

...a yearning to make tiny books....

I have done so much stitching during this lockdown period...

...I really want to do something else for a while....

...so...

...I got out my BigShot and cutting die...

...printed off some piccies to glue to mountboard...

...and got the old handle cranking.

I now have oodles of tiny book covers...

...and rather a lot of time to think on what will go in them!!

Some are my beloved "Beakheads"...

Some distinctly "Medieval"

...and others simply abstract sort-of "seascapes" or "skies"...

I will love filling them up. :-)






(so love that Lincoln doorway!!)


(and that one from Iffley)







Keep safe peeps...

x C

Friday, 12 June 2020

...these leaves are much better!!

I have now cut out and applied those leaves I showed you last time...

...and I am really happy with the result!




                          





I shall probably do some hand stitching.....


Have a great weekend

x C

(ps   I DO NOT LIKE THIS NEW BLOGGER THINGY!!)

Friday, 5 June 2020

Old Amsterdam ....#3 WIP

Work progresses on my new series "Old Amsterdam"...

...and I'm trying something a bit different with my trees this time.

The first two have had stitched leaves...

...they take ages!

So, this time, I'm cutting tiny leaves out of fabric that has had Bondaweb ironed on...

..and will iron in place when the machine stitching is finished.

We'll see how it goes....





Keep safe peeps

x C

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Hexies Hexies Hexies!!

I'm on a bit of a "Hexie" thing at the minute...

Lockdown has done wonders for my tiny-hexie project (2956 1cm hexies!)

These are ready for flower-making...



These are flowers ready for diamond-making.....




Diamonds waiting for more diamonds....





A different project just beginning....




...and one that should have been done for sometime last year!!!





Keep safe and busy lovely people

x C

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

CC - Van der Valk stitching

So...

...Sunday evening I settled down...

...to watch Van der Valk...

...and thought that I would do a little bit...

...of Amsterdam House stitching :-)

Leaves upon leaves upon leaves...

(Take your time...you're in lockdown!!)




x C