Wednesday, 15 April 2015

WIPW - Returning

Work In Progress Wednesday!
How nice to write those words again, and return to blogging. I've been, and will continue to be, very busy, so my report today is not so 'rich'. Let's hope for more progress in the coming WIPW reports.

Pile 'em On
While entertaining my house guests, a few chunky stitches were added to the circle, and a small flame of slanting stitches made.

I also started on some Canvas work in one corner. I just wanted to try out this form of needlework, and selected an easy stitch, the Twill Stitch.

Completed! TASTY Beads Galore
As we have learned 17 Beaded TAST stitches so far, I decided to make a frame out of 17 pieces of blue cotton and for each seam added the UNbeaded TAST stitches.
The list is long, so I won't bore you with details, but show you a close up of TAST #138 Barb Stitch:

Special project
My visitors from Sweden wanted to try their hands at indigo dyeing. We went to a workshop in Tokyo and apart from tie dyeing this T-shirt
I asked to dye some embroidery cotton (Perle #5 and Coton a Broder)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

WIPW - In the Dark

Thank you for all your kind comments about my last blog post. I have been taking good care - of my visitors from Sweden! Busy, busy, busy!

I have been working on some needlework projects while chatting with my house guests in the evenings so there is a bit of progress, but I have little time to sit at the computer (too rude in front of visitors, I think) so this week's WIPW report will keep you in the dark.
You keep up the good work and I'll be back reporting, answering comments and visiting your blogs later.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

WIPW - Taking Off

The line up for this week's Work In Progress Wednesday is:

*something taking off
*something stepping up
*something creeping up
*something being locked up

Swedish Wool Embroidery Conveyor Belt Needle Case
I assembled the three needle cases - conveyor belt style. Before I remembered to take out my camera, one had already taken off on an air mail journey to Sweden.
Here are the remaining two, though:

Pile 'em On
This week the pulled work was these green Diagonal Satin Filling Stitches that are stepping up inside a flame. Or are they leading downwards?

 In the circle something is creeping up - they are pink Drizzle stitches (TAST #35).

TASTy Beads Galore
All the 17 beaded TAST stitches have now been used, so I am locking up this beaded panel, with the final TAST #131 Beaded Lock Stitch.

I will need to make a frame or mount the piece on board. This is what it looks like at the moment, and it will remain locked up until I have decided what to do. A new UFO?

Actually all my projects will become UFOs for a couple of weeks. I will be unable to sew, blog and read blogs on a regular basis, so please forgive me for not replying to any comments, nor visiting others'  blogs.
I hope to be back to normal routines some time in April.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

WIPW - Standing Up

My Work In Progress this Wednesday contains some upright stitches.

Pile 'em On
Standing up? Yes, the Woven Picots are sprouting in the circle; they make me think of bamboo shoots!
I completed the Drawn Faggot Filling Stitches that I hadn't finished last week (no picture). Then I worked a flame of Honeycomb Filling Stitches.

TASTy Beads Galore
To balance the TAST stitches #113 Beaded Feathered Chain and #125 Beaded Herringbone previously worked on the right,  I added a set of the same ones on the left hand side. Then I encircled them all with #127 Beaded Up and Down Alternating Buttonhole.

Conveyor Belt Needle Cases
I took a break from Swedish wool embroidery and worked with felt and #5 perle thread instead.

I am truely grateful for all the various TAST stitches Sharon at Pintangle has taught me, they are such fun to use!