Sunday, 3 July 2011

TUSAL and lots of embroidery!

First of all here is my latest TUSAL update, still looking quite full as I didn't empty the jar last month :)

Now, I've been very busy this weekend catching up on the "all in the details" embroidery class run by Wild Olive. The class started on 20th June but as that was Glastonbury week I didn't manage to start anything until Friday.

I'm still behind but making good progress with 3 projects completed!

1) Let it Glow Lantern
Don't have a candle for it yet so can't take a picture of it lit up, will add that pic to this post once I get one.

2) Bitty Baubles
This project was all about adding bling to your embroidery, I started out by drawing a basic spiral shape then basically made it up as I went along! It was great to find something to do with all the beads and sequins which have been hanging around since my jewellery making days :)

Some detail pics:

3) Sophisticated Stitches
This project was all about learning some new fancy stitches, which I've been itching to do! The instructions were awesome (even I could follow them!) and I managed to complete all of the new stitches with no problem. Most of them reminded me either of plant stems or flowers so that's what I ended up stitching. I didn't use a pattern for this, just went at it and hoped for the best!

I'm really enjoying the class, learned so much already! I'll be embroidering on my clothes for the next project, look out wardrobe!


Mollie. said... Best Blogger Tips

These all make me so happy! Thank you for sharing them!

Topcho said... Best Blogger Tips

Love all that fancy stitching! :D

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips

They are lovely - I really like your Bitty Baubles design in particular :) said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the bling, i wish i could do that, i bought a book on embroidary stitches for 20p at a sale so hoping to learn

Flossy said... Best Blogger Tips


I'm really enjoying the course, thank you so much for the inspiration! :)

Flossy said... Best Blogger Tips

It's honestly so much easier than it looks! just play around with it, I had nothing in particular in mind when I started this project, just added bits and bobs as I went along, it's the most satisfying project I've worked on in a while :)

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