Artful Readers Club
"You're Having a Laugh" CJ
Desert Island Discs CJ
101 goals in 1001 days
Find at least one geocache in all 72 UK counties
Sketchbook Project 2012
Seeing all 30 NHL teams play
Visiting all 30 NHL arenas
Project Runway CJ
Artistic Licence CJ
Rock Resurrected CJ
Take Ten CJ
UKStampers CJ #3
Fabric Round Robin
UKStampers CJ #2
I really can't work out whether or not I like this
Half of me is really proud of it, as it's my first ever attempt at embroidery (although, to be fair, this is more darning than embroidery...) and I think it turned out pretty neat and tidy.
But on the other hand I was aiming for an arty mini quilt. But it just looks to me like something you'd expect your granny to make. Not very edgy :)
Anyway - it doesn't really matter if I like it, as long as the CJ recipient (Efemera) does :)
One thing I am pleased with is the silk that the embroidery is sitting on - I dyed that myself and I like how it came out.
The flower was hand drawn and then filled in with variegated embroidery threads in a darning stitch (a bit like weaving over the surface of the fabric). It took forever! But at least I could do it sitting in front of the TV.
And there's even a bit of machine sewing on there too - I'm slowly getting less scared of the machine :)