Friday, November 28, 2014
The shape is a modern take on a scandinavian bird motif. The color is hand appliqued on top of black felted wool. Running stitch, stem stitch, french knots and an open buttonhole stitch fill the body with bold black lines.
Taking these to Mighty Tieton Craft and Antiques Holiday Bazaar next weekend. Still lots to do before then.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Prepping for the Mighty Tieton Craft and Antiques Bazaar December 6 and 7. I'm taking some felt applique pillows. This is a new technique using strips of hand dyed wool - great for those little scraps I couldn't quite toss out. Now they're featured in this cozy pillow.
It starts with a few strips pinned in place, and woven together for form a tree. Using a variety of threads, each strip is hand appliqued down - over and under the other strips. Pins keep the strips straight while stitching.
And then a red bird topped it off.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Inspired by Sue Spargo's book Creative Stitching, I have yet to tire of stitching embellished leaves. No two are alike. Texture. Color. Mixing cottons and wool felts. Some repurposed and some hand dyed. These keychains go with me to The Mighty Tieton Holiday Crafts and Antiques show December 6 and 7 in Tieton WA.