Sunday, 13 January 2013

Tried my hand at Embroidery & quite enjoy it!

Happy New Year to everyone.

Ok, so I thought I would show the next craft that I tried my hand at when I came to Oz.

My days off from work used to include Wednesdays so wanting to get out and socialise, I decided to join the Embroidery class run by my work.

After learning all the stitches in my first class, I needed a project so my teacher suggested a pin cushion to practise all sorts of the stitches I had learnt.


After finishing the pin cushion I went onto a very challenging project taking on The Street Market from the French Collection Quilt.  The pattern came through the post because it was an ideal present for the mother-in-law who holds a stall at the Orange Farmers markets.
So I jumped right in...

Above - The Original
Below - My end result

As you can see I adapted the original to add some more detail and some veg take applied to the mother in law.  When I had finished I asked my Embroidery teacher for advice on how to finish the embroidery. Cushion? Framed behind glass? and then she suggested a wall hanging.  We chose fabrics together to compliment the piece. 

After the present was finished and gifted.  I wanted to do some simple things.
A few little Christmas embroideries.  Yet to be framed or mounted but here they are for next  Christmas.  Little presents for people.

Current project for the New Year 2013
"Home is where the Heart is."
I wonder how long it will take...

Above - the pattern
Below - the start

Wish me luck guys.

Have a good & creative 2013! 

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