I've been in the mood to stitch! 😊 I started in the car and just kept going.
|Stitching in the car - all chain stitch variations|
I kept stitching during the week. I used a variation of chain stitches. As you can see, I love adding hexies to the mix. They add colour and are fun to stitch around.
|Many variations of the chain stitch|
It always takes me a few stitches to figure out the correct angles of the feathered chain stitch (at the bottom of the piece and under the top hexie). These are very popular in Crazy Quilting and can be part of quite elaborate combinations.
|Heavy chain stitch|
Embroidering on eco-printed fabric
|Adding more stitches on eco-printed fabric|
In the image below, in the bottom left corner, you can see Mirjam's variation of the blanket stitch to make lace like or what she calls cell like structures. That was my first try and I will be practicing this - it's quite beautiful.
|Stitching on eco-printed fabric|
I love procrastinating and I'm quite good at it! However, sometimes I have to talk myself into getting things done. I promised myself that after stitching and preparing this post, that I could go back to my biodiversity piece. Since I've been working with the chain stitch, I started with the lazy daisy in the blue flowers below.
|Biodiversity - getting back to it.|
This piece was started based on another workshop with TextileArtists.org's stitch club. In March 2021, Kate Tume's workshop was about exploring narrative potential with embellishment. See Related links for details.
|Making detached daisies within |
- I've had a good time playing with thread - it seems that I really needed some slow stitching time!
- It's been a while since I worked on a new embroidery sampler. I've added links below to the other ones I've worked on.
- Embroidering in the car is a great way to pass the time, especially since I can't sleep in the car anymore.
- The best thing about a live concert was seeing how happy the musicians were being on stage and doing what they love. It was very inspiring.
- I was also reminded how much I love my quiet little suburb!
- Now that I've started stitching the biodiversity piece, I'm going to put away the other embroidery until I finish this one.
- Posts on Embroidery samplers
- Slow stitching Update, April 13, 2019
- Relaxing and Playing, July 01, 2019
- Posts on embroidering on eco-printed fabrics
- Updates on Slow Stitching projects, October 11, 2021
- Mirjam Gielen of Mirjam Textiles
- Post on Biodiversity
- Embroidery & Beads for Slow Sunday Stitching, March 07, 2021
- Kate Tume
- Kate Tume: Activism and embellishment, article on TextileArtist.org
- Airborne Toxic Event with Mondo cozmo
Remember to link up any FMQ with Muv this week! I'll be posting on Thursday for Free Motion Mavericks. I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching as well as many other fun link ups. Put your foot down, Off The Wall Friday, Patchwork & Quilts, 15 Minutes to Stitch 2022,
All those variations are so pretty, and lovely and colourful. I love to stitch while in a car, too. Hand stitching is a great travelling anywhere activity to enjoy.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Kim. It's fun to play with different stitches and thread. It's a great travelling activity.Delete
Nice post. You are encouraging me to pick up my handwork again. I really like your Biodiversity piece. I do like all of your stitching.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pamela. It really is keeping me sane and generally so easy to do anywhere. Hope you pick it up. Take care.Delete
Jolie broderie ! Tu me donnes envie de reprendre un crazy que j'ai abandonné il y a bien longtemps ;) Biodiversity est magnifique aussi.ReplyDelete
Merci Frédérique, ça serait intéressant de travailler sur un crazy quilt. J'ai maintenant passé plusieurs heures sur biodiversity (j'ai besoin d'un meilleur nom mais il n'est pas venu encore!) et j'avance pas mal vite!Delete
So many beautiful stitches! I studied each photo enlarged on my computer screen. Loving the biodiversity piece... keep stitching!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Kathy....I am!Delete