Thursday 28 February 2013

Needlepoint finished

I have finished my first needlepoint kit sample. I tracked it out on a piece of wood yesterday to stretch it back to being a square. Even if you work on a frame that's really tight, canvas will always go out a bit. While I was doing this I was thinking about a lovely, slightly crazy lady that taught me how while I was at the Royal School of Needlework. Sadly she is no longer with us but whenever I make a cushion or stretch a canvas she pops into my mind.

Today's job, along with baking a Friendship cake for school, is to make this canvas up into a cushion.

Sunday 17 February 2013

Virtual Self

I have finished my Virtual Self piece. It looks just how I wanted it to. As always one piece of work has started a journey of designs around the same topic so I will see where this leads too. I still have some fabric left from the compost dying experiment so I may do another one with that.

Off to Colour Quarterly today with my unfinished challenge. You would think when you have 3 months to do something I would get it finished but alas no. maybe next time!

Friday 15 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day

I just love Valentines Day. The more abstract hearts were done by my son.

Saturday 9 February 2013

New Face

I have just started a new face made from fabric I dyed in the compost heap. I have been thinking about doing this for a while and finally the ideas came together in my head and I started. I am really pleased with how it is looking. I am going to stitch words up the side.

The piece is called Virtual Self, and is about how so many people load so much about their lives onto the Internet that I am sure one day those virtual selves will become real!

Monday 4 February 2013

Wool has arrived

The wool has arrived for me to make up my needlepoint designs. The colours are just fantastic.
I am going to start with the flowers and squares design.


Friday 1 February 2013

Exhibition opens

The Contemporary Blackwork exhibition in the US opens today. It is being held at the American embroiderers guilds head quarters in Louisville, Kentucky. I am planning another piece of blackwork for an exhibition next year. It takes so long I will have to start soon!