Tuesday, 4 June 2013

..a little "hussif" on the way...

Seeing as I am going to be away from home a lot more in the future...

...I've decided to make myself a little "Hussif" to keep all my stitching bits and bobs together and safe.

So...

...the first step was to print a cover.

I pulled out a few pieces of dyed Egyptian Cotton, and used a beautiful block from Colouricious with fabric paints from Colourcraft.








Some of the edges came out a bit on the blobby side....but I thought "A bit of machine magic will soon take care of that!"

This was the one I chose to stitch first...



...using these lovely rayons given to me by Andrew of Wonderfil. :-))




Machine threaded and ready to go...

..I used a tiny straight stitch to go around all of the printed design.







...and then, after putting on the backing, spent this morning hand-stitching beads all around the edges...






That's the cover completed, but there's no more stitching today...

..I'm off for falalas in Brecon...

Insides will be tackled on the morrow.

x C

4 comments:

Penny said...

Beautiful - a very nice gift to yourself. The stitching looks like a very labor intensive project.

underatopazsky said...

Lovely! I really love the subtle shimmer those rayon threads give to the stitching.

Chris Gray said...

Not too labour intensive Penny....a couple of hours saw it done :-)

...and yes Alex...those rayons are lovely...

Charlton Stitcher said...

I remember my grandmother had a hussif - full of needles, scissors and other useful I longed to be allowed to try.
Hers was covered with traditional stitching - lazy daisy and other similar stitches.
This brought back lovely memories.