Friday, 28 December 2018

Weaving and Stitching,

28th December 2018

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I certainly did!

I had a very relaxed Boxing Day, reading, sleeping, weaving and stitching....

.....used my tapestry frame to weave some of my favourite 'memory' shells for a small wall hanging. 


From the top down, a beautifully marked piece of driftwood from Cornwall, the pink shell was from a  family holiday in Dorset, the oyster shell from a day trip to Whitstable with my daughter and granddaughter, the cone was from a fabulous beach in Vietnam and the mussel shell from Cornwall where I have spent time with creative friends. I used various threads and yarns for the weaving.


Next came stitching on my Indigo fabric...


....this pattern was made by securing Mung beans with thread before dyeing, I have used simple stitch and beads to embellish....


....lastly, the 9 patchwork square, the seams have been couched with hand dyed cotton yarn and simple stitch...


....planning to make this into a wall hanging.

I am hoping for another stitching day listening to my audio book, Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, really enjoying it!