Saturday, 12 January 2013
Sketching with Thread
Oh my goodness - I can't believe how long it's been since I last blogged. Darned house move - it hasn't half stopped my craftiness in it's tracks. Good news though - I'm now moved, and very nearly sorted. Best of all - my sewing room is up and running - and mine, all mine!
Yesterday was the first time I have had time to call my own. I stood in the middle of my sewing room wondering what to do. I've pulled out a selection of fabrics to make a bed-runner to match my new bedding. But... before I started cutting into it, I noticed one of the birds on the pillowcase. So....
instead I have started a stitchery. I can't call it embroidery - as it is nothing like! Embroidery needs to be neat and precise. I have neither the time nor patience required. I am to embroidery what a 5 year old with a packet of crayons is to Fine Art. Still - I like to dabble.
I've sketched the bird lightly onto plain fabric with a hard pencil, and am now scribbling in with tiny stitches. All delightfully random - but as the colour is being added, it seems to be working - definitely from a distance anyway!
I'm aiming to make it the centre of a cushion top to match the bedding. (Thank you Matthew Williamson, and your Butterfly Dreams collection - I love it). Since I started yesterday and took this photo, I've moved onto a third colour, and I'm beginning to like it.
Time to stop typing and pick up my needle! Another 5 minutes at least to thread the blooming thing!
(note to self - you really must get that new prescription out and go and order your new glasses).