Since I posted yesterday about my new hand dyed cotton embroidery floss I thought it would be a good idea to share a little something I stitched with it. I used one strand of embroidery floss for the stitching in several different colours. I used this blue/purple blend. This is the lighter orange/pink blend. This… Read more
I am excited to introduce hand dyed cotton embroidery floss to my product line in the shop this week. I have had a number of requests for embroidery floss since I opened the shop several years ago so here it is! DMC cotton embroidery floss is a 6 strand floss made from Egyptian cotton. It… Read more
Here is a sample of what is to come in this new crazy quilt. Since I shared with you on Monday my collection of laces, fabrics, ribbons, threads I thought it was only fair I should show a little bit of my new medium dusty crazy quilt. The background fabrics are a mix of solids,… Read more
Today I am introducing my new crazy quilt project. Several years ago I was lucky enough to attend one of Judith Baker Montano’s crazy quilt classes in La Veta Colorado where we worked on a week of embellishments. During the workshop Jude shared with us a variety of crazy quilts, several created using her medium… Read more
New colour combinations of hand dyed embroidery threads in the shop today! I did mention I was busy in the dye studio during my summer blog break. These are just some. I’ve been experimenting with many different colour combinations so lots more to come too! Enjoy browsing. Back on Monday.
As I mentioned Monday, I did manage some stitching time on my wool circle sampler. The photo on the left shows my viscose tubular ribbon couched in place using a purple silk thread – was very pleased with how this turned out! I started by threading through the tube of the ribbon and gathering this… Read more
This is square #27 in my Rainforest Crunch project – almost there! For those of you following along this is stitched in size 5 perle cottons. I accomplished a lot during my blog break. Yes, I did get some vacation time in enjoying the lovely weather and the garden. Also spent considerable time in the… Read more
It is that time of the year again – time for my annual summer blog break. I will be returning to blogging in early September. I will be out and about enjoying our glorious weather but mostly spending LOTS of time dyeing threads! I hope to get some stitching time in too! I have lots… Read more
Another one – square #25 in my Rainforest Crunch project . I’m on the second to last row. Love, love, love the centre pattern in this one. And another one today too! Square #26 which means I’m on the final stretch! I’ve used this colour combination before but do like it. So, I’m getting there.
Square #24 in my Rainforest Crunch project – only 12 more to go now! I’m in the last leg of my journey now. I love the combination of these two colour ways AND I loved the stitches on the perimeter. This one stitched up quite quickly. The only think I found was that I didn’t… Read more