Tuesday, 20 April 2010

crewel work trees

This post was going to be titled something like 'too crewel for school' but I couldn't quite bring myself to do it :)
My first go at using crewel wools on linen, I used a pattern from this book and the threads are Appleton crewel wool which comes in the most delicious colours. Not too bad for a first attempt- I was going to leave it in the hoop and put in on the wall but Stu thinks it is 'too boring' hmmmph! So I guess it will be patched onto something instead.

I've also finished this- just a wool tapestry using a DMC pattern for Jakethepeg's bedroom. It was one of those patterns that is printed directly onto the fabric and has got me thinking how supereasy it would be to design your own tapestries this way. Am thinking maybe a sugar skull or swallow cushion would be a simple enough design to start with... watch this space

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Door bunnies

These are little door plaques that I made for our guest room (V.I.P Suite) and our bedroom (Servant's quarters). I guess I have bunnies on the brain with it being Easter and Bowie bunny just hopped into my head and wouldn't leave until I stitched him, I think he would make a cute stuffed toy for Jake too so will be added that to my list of things to make.
I really need to work on my lettering though- it's fine here where it's supposed to look a little 'off' (and is in that weird textured glow in the dark floss) but is something I really cannot get right. I feel a sampler coming on ...