Thursday, 24 April 2014

Printing and Stitching

24th April 2014

Pilates this morning, think I will be feeling my muscles tomorrow!!

Yesterday afternoon I used my new blocks to do some printing, just experimenting....


....really love the tree and decided to print on some coarse linen-natural and black-.....

...forgot to take a photo before I stitched in satin stitch around the edge using variegated thread....



....white fabric paint on black linen....


                                        

...decided to free machine in silver thread....


...like it but don't know what I am going to do with it!!!!


Hand stitched in blanket, chain and stem stitch....


...really enjoyed stitching this listening to Radio 4!

The linen is backed with felt.

Ready for stitching...


.....printed on some of my dyed linen/viscose. I printed two so that I could both hand stitch and free machine to see the different effect.

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Started the next blanket in Debbie Bliss organic 100% cotton in natural shade....


...made up this pattern using basket stitch which looks the same on both sides, ideal for a baby blanket. Lovely soft yarn......