For those of you following me on facebook you may have noticed that I have gone stitch crazy. I always had embroidery, crochet and tatting on my list of creative things to try and I finally got to it. I'm not sure what led me to wanting to try this... it may have been the images of stitched pieces on pinterest, it may have been the crochet jewelry I always admired by Emma Cassis - I'm not really sure how it started but I can tell you I am absolutely obsessed. Check out my very populated Stitchery Pinterest board here.
I now spend my evenings either stitching, looking for new artists on pinterest or searching for sources of embroidery floss on the web. I'm not sure how long this will last but I am sure enjoying it.
I'm not sure why I find it so hard to take photos of these pieces. It may be the muslin background on some of the pieces that cause them to be dark since the pieces on a white linen background seem to be brighter but in any case here are the pieces I've done and my current one.
This is where I want to go I think with the piece above
I want to do more with fabric like in the little square above.
The above few photos are my favorite so far - I actually painted the linen with watercolors first and then stitched around the color. I will do more of these.
This one is based on an ink sketch I had done. These are my new flosses - see how much brighter the colors are from my first piece done with less expensive (cheap) floss!
Today I have another day off for Easter so I am going to continue my tatting and will show you the results of that soon.