I’m completely in love with the vivid colours and texture of sari silk strips at the moment. Here’s a rainbow I stitched up this evening:
One of the two items I finished over the weekend is this book wrap:
It is made from an embossed sheet of metal from a Carlsberg can, and you can just about see the “Probably the best” slogan on the front. I love the machine wrapped cord, a technique I also learned this weekend – the green boucle works well with the embossed leaves on the metal.
I can foresee several more bookwraps in my future!
I spent a thoroughly lovely morning setting up my drum carder and making some beautiful batts. I had put the carder away before moving house a couple of years ago, and it had a part completed red batt on it, which turned out like this.
I had hand dyed some Bluefaced Leicester in beautiful shades of pink and green, so I used those colours as the basis for the next batt:
I love the way it came out:
After that I carded together some beautiful shell pink, orange and brown roving which was a gift from my family. There’s some lovely gentle colours in this one:
The final batt I made was in these deep blues, with some green merino and blue-green silk accents:
Here’s the finished batts. I’m looking forward to felting with them soon:
I’ve been experimenting recently with my embellisher machine, making gorgeous textured backgrounds for stitch. I love the richness of velvet when combined with fluffy roving, and so I gathered my supplies and started embellishing:
Part way through the embellishing, the back looks interesting too; something to explore in the future:
When the embellishing was done, I set myself up with some music for the afternoon, picked out some lovely thread colours, and started machine sewing:
Using a range of automatic patterns and zigzag stitches, I was pleased with how the machine embroidery came out:
Next I need to do some hand stitching, and work it into a vase – I’ll share it with you when it is finished.
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