Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CONTEMPORARY EMBROIDERY WEEK ONE AND A HALF






I started in to this class one week late but have managed to get caught up to a point where I can relax and just enjoy.

I put together my first piece from old hankies, old linens, pieces of fabric, etc. I made it 10 x 12 so would have enought space to practice all the first lessons on it. My plan is to make a journal when I am finished so this is a good size folded in half for that. We were to make prairie points and rouleau tubes and incorporate them into our piece. The points were easy and the rouleau were also once you got that end tucked in and started coming through. Bit of cursing going on there.

I should have said that we hand basted all our seams and the outside edge before we started. Next was to embellish our seams and I have only one done so far. I used a large cross stitch around the old linen piece and over the points.

We also made puffs to embellish on our squares. They are fun. I am having a very good time with this course and am so glad that I joined in.

6 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

I am glad that you joined us too! I love what you have done so far and I have to ask...Aren't we having the time or our lives!
Deb

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Yay! I'm glad you decided to play too. You've certainly been busy playing catch up (and playing is the key word). Isn't this fun? Your first block is already looking gorgeous.

Maggi said...

This is so pretty Freda. I like the idea of turning it into a journal.

Suztats said...

This is lovely, and I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Jillayne said...

It's beautiful Freda! I love any whitework - it has such a freshness about it and your stitching is so pretty. I look forward to seeing what's next....

Gina E. said...

I've been admiring all your stitching, and wondering where you find the time to achieve all that! I've joined one of those CQ block a month things too - don't know if it is the same group as yours - and so far have put together one block but not started the embellishments. I pick it up, look at it, go to get some threads out...and get distracted by something else! Ah well, I'm not getting paid for it, so if I don't get any further, I won't have the CQ police on my back - lol!