Couple of month ago I have joined local branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild. I have been flirting with machine and hand embroidery and several of my projects contain one or the other, so I thought it would be nice to meet once a month with same minded people and be inspired, be able to ask for an advice etc. And I must say I really love it!
One of the things I’m really enjoying are Travelling books. We were supposed to get a nice sketch book with spiral binding and make a cover for it and one day we started the travelling – we have three groups of 8 members in each group – and if you imagine all 8 of us sitting in a circle, I pass my book to the person sitting on my left and I receive a book from a person on my right. I take it home, make a little piece and write explanation how I made it and on the next meeting we do the same! And after 8 month you get your book back and it has 8 little embroideries! I love the idea and I’m thoroughly enjoying my little embroideries and also seeing work of everybody else.
As you can imagine I have been recently playing with my new love Marabu Glitter Liners, so my first two entries has been all about it …
But it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add some French knots !!!
This feather has few more different stitches and even a row of beads.
I quite like the machine stitched blanket stitch around the edge, as we are just glueing it onto the page it gives it really nice finish – both pieces only have iron on stabiliser on the back and I have first stitched the blanket stitch on the machine (there is too many other project I want to do to spend time doing blanket stitch by hand 🙂 ) and only then I have cut the shape out, that’s why you can see nice even 1mm edge around. No-one ever said it has to be done only around raw edge and this way it’s easier and I think it looks neater. But also this piece is never going to be washed!!!
I hope you enjoyed these pictures and reading as much as I have enjoyed making them!!
Thank you for reading