Wednesday, October 31, 2012

embroidery floss leftover from projects

This is a great way to use leftover floss. I'm only a beginner and I'm already having little bits of leftover floss from my (simple) embroidery projects.


One way to use up leftover thread… 
| – ✄ – - ✄ – the smallest forest – ✄ – - ✄ –

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

stitch books - sketch books for stitchers

The size is ~ 6" x 10" and there are 16 linen pages. (counts both sides)

These are fun to stitch with or treat the linen as a canvas - gesso, dye, tint, fabric paint and so on.

available @ sandystc

front cover with linen panel and detached twine closure

vertical roll up

the frayed edge of linen

Friday, October 19, 2012

mini burlap & linen sketch/stitch book

It's only 3½" square. The cover is burlap ,the interior is linen. This set shows my experiments with this fabric sketchbook. It doesn't have to be used only for stitching.

bullion knot tree & pumpkins stitched on burlap
mini burlap & linen sketchbook cover with tree & pumpkins

wormy looking leaves :)
bullion knot pumpkins bullion knot leaves - close up

fabric paint directly on the linen



fabric paint directly on the linen
I have love/hate with fabric paint. I don't know if I even want to get used to it.




french knots on linen



french knots on linen
I love french knots. It's a bit tricky on something this small that isn't in a hoop, especially when doing the edges. Plus I'm a novice.




stamp directly on the linen



stamp directly on the linen
The ink pads are just cheap ones from joann.





TerraSkin paper pasted to linen



TerraSkin paper pasted to linen
Badly done, fast sketch on TerraSkin paper, the sketch kept rubbing and smearing so I decided to ruin it with ink.




french knot spider




french knot spider
black walnut ink tinted linen, white embroidery floss




quick ink sketch over gesso




quick ink sketch over gesso





tinted gesso on linen 'pages'



tinted gesso on linen 'pages'
Obviously this can't be stretched, but it's doable.





mini burlap & linen sketchbook


back cover

Saturday, October 06, 2012

mushroom / fungus in my yard

I don't know what this is, but I like it.

weird fungus / mushroom


If you look closely, you can see some fringe outlining the 'petal'.
weird fungus / mushroom

Monday, October 01, 2012

puffer fish embroidered on linen

I think puffer fish are the cutest. I think we'll be seeing more of them in the not too distant future.

puffer fish with bubbles

puffer fish with bubbles