Saturday, March 29, 2008

Adapting Children's colouring designs for embroidery

This week I have only managed two posts. We have all been sick and I have really enjoyed also sleeping in - generally I try and get up before the family and attack the emails and maintain my virtual identity!

Following on from my last post about embroidery patterns I also have used vintage children's colouring books; of course discovered in a local op-shop.

The above picture I have sketched onto a piece of linen using one of those fabric disappear sort of pens and then using one colour thread and a running stitch created the design. The fabric was stretched onto a hoop with a ring to hang (also found at an op-shop).

Unfortunately I never took a photo of the work as it was a Christmas present for my niece and in my Christmas hast I wrap it up before I even thought of taking a photo!

With all the embroidery focused blogging I thought I would also plug a local show/competition happening at a wonderful place called Buda in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

Buda's history is firmly placed in stitch (also gardening & silver work) and they have a Contemporary Textile exhibition coming up and inviting embroiders to submit work. Details can be found here.

1 comment:

Pip said...

Oh! Meece with Umbrellas! How charming! So cute! I love vintage colouring books too!