Sunday, January 8, 2012

Something different

I have always been interested in free style type embroidery using my hand dyed fabrics and threads but never quite managed to start. I have always been impressed by Sharon Boggon and her informative and educational blog and website and have even enrolled and paid for one of her online classes. Unfortunately I downloaded the notes, bought the requirements but something must have got in the way as I don't think I even started it.

However she has just started her Take a Stitch Tuesday which is where she demonstrates a different stitch each week and encourages everyone to post pictures of what they have been doing. I wasn't going to do it given my current workload but I have some gorgeous hand dyed threads from my workshops, just begging to be used so I thought why not.

Interestingly - I just grabbed a piece of fabric which had been a class sample and put it in an embroidery hoop (don't you just love it when you actually have everything you need?).


And what happened - a landscape suddenly appeared! I was so excited that I just had to start.


This week it is Fly Stitch - bit like chain stitch really and quite easy. I used one of my Hand dyed threads in a gradating green and I really like it.
 So here is my first week's effort. Nothing too exciting but I am planning to build up texture on this piece.

15 comments:

Ali said...

This is beautiful Lisa - and I might have to fly down and take a course ... take care and happy fly stitching
Ali

Lindi said...

perfectfabric piece for your new venture...exciting! :)

Karen said...

Oh thats a perfect piece of fabric for this, I'm also doing the Take a Stitch Tuesday and i'm just a learner so its really great to see how other people are using the stitches. Gorgeous :)

Christine said...

Beautiful! I love tour fabric!

jen said...

Beautiful fabric and great fly stitching. Very cool that the landscape was waiting for you. :)

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Love it...can't wait to see more.

MariƩ said...

Great inspiration- I am also committed to do the stitches

Ty.Jecyka said...

I like so much your fabric and the story it tells us...!It's so warm and aery both!

bluemuf said...

Lovely piece

Susan said...

Gorgeous fabric, and the color and placement of the fly stitches definitely enhances the effect.

Dea said...

I wasn't going to do the Take a Stitch Tuesday because I simply have too many unfinished projects. But this looks so gorgeous! It makes me want to take a stitch!

Judy said...

Lisa,

Very good it has beautiful beginning. I resisted enrolling with Sharon, but now I really doubt myself I am so tempted, it would be good practice on all the stitches i sit and drool over in all my ebroidery how-to volumes. I look forward to seeing your further progress.

Banaghaisge said...

20 years ago when Mum and I were living a hill and some bush apart here (out of Castlemaine) she came over one Sat night and when she was leaving there was a spotlight reaching to the sky. And then we realised that it couldn't be anyone spotlighting as it was all bush. THEN - the sky started to dance. It was an aurora!!! It went on for hours, absolutely stunningly beautiful!
The sky in this looks just like the aurora!
It is a lovely embroidery. Hugs, Jas

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