Saturday, 29 March 2008

Adapting Children's colouring designs for embroidery

This week I have only managed two posts. We have all been sick and I have really enjoyed also sleeping in - generally I try and get up before the family and attack the emails and maintain my virtual identity!

Following on from my last post about embroidery patterns I also have used vintage children's colouring books; of course discovered in a local op-shop.

The above picture I have sketched onto a piece of linen using one of those fabric disappear sort of pens and then using one colour thread and a running stitch created the design. The fabric was stretched onto a hoop with a ring to hang (also found at an op-shop).

Unfortunately I never took a photo of the work as it was a Christmas present for my niece and in my Christmas hast I wrap it up before I even thought of taking a photo!

With all the embroidery focused blogging I thought I would also plug a local show/competition happening at a wonderful place called Buda in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

Buda's history is firmly placed in stitch (also gardening & silver work) and they have a Contemporary Textile exhibition coming up and inviting embroiders to submit work. Details can be found here.


Pip from Meet Me at Mikes said...

Oh! Meece with Umbrellas! How charming! So cute! I love vintage colouring books too!

Rochelle said...

You've been tagged. Play along if you like!

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

Amelia said...

hello, i was just wondering if you knew about Melbourne's collaborative op shopping blog 'I op therefore I am'

there are links there to maps and addresses of Melbourne's op shops.
regards, Amelia


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