Posts Tagged ‘crafting’

Apples

20160801_174748.jpgFor some reason I’ve had the idea that embroidering from a pattern is boring and unsatisfying. As it happens, I ‘d ran out of ideas and wanted something easy to do, so I thought I’d try this cute vintage pattern I’d found in a thrift shop, and bought mainly for the yarn.

Was I wrong! It’s really challenging, maninly because it’s so hard to keep track of the threads in the fabric, I keep making mistakes and taking up stitches. And it’s SLOW.

All my respect to those of you who do this a lot!

Have no idea how long this will take to finish.

Composition: Greta Hammarquist

Challenges

20160505_175312[1]A lot of what I make is made from limited resources, fabrics bought in thrift stores or only in small quantities  so they don’t get too expensive. This means being as efficient as possible with what I have. But the more i do this I also enjoy matching prints and paying attention to details .

I bought these fabrics today, they were sold in pieces of roughly 150 cm each,and I intend to make as much as I possibly can out of the prints. I’ll keep you posted.

Facing faces

I’ve been thinking of what to do with my embroidered faces. In the end i decided to just put them in a frame. There is something in the composition I don’t like, but I’ll put them on a wall and see if I can figure out how to rearrange them. Or maybe I will like it after a while.Foto-2042

The fabric I’ve emboidered on is a thrift shop find. I suppose someone made a chair seat and cut a cirkel out of it, because there were four corners left. I like the rounded line and wanted the coarse feeling of the fabric to be visible. This way, the shape of the fabric parts is a picture in itself.

I dream of Kitty

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This christmas, I’m giving away 10 me-made things. 5 are finished (more or less), 3 under way and two not even started. Since the gifts are to be opened on christmas eve and I’ll be travelling the 23d, well…I’ve for quite a long time now realized that I’ll have to give away things under construction and finish them afterwards.

I found this Hello Kitty sheet in a thrift store, thinking I’d make a shirt out of it. Then I realized I could ask the reciever if they wanted the sheet the way it is, or a shirt. Thereby hiding an 11th not started gift in a finished one. I’m so clever.

Thread trouble

Foto-2011Hm. That reflective thread really isn’t very easy to do embroidery with. This is an attempt for a Doctor Who phone both that I’ve crocheted. The plan was to make the windows in reflective thread, so the receiver can hang it from their bag and be seen in the dark. But as you can see its all messy. The thread is coarse and gets stuck in the yarn. I’ll head into town to see if I can find either thinner thread, or thread mixed with yarn.

Caped. Shortly. In the dark.

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I put the cape on yesterday afternoon. It was a bit tight over the shoulders, the holes were meant for her hands to stick out, not the shoulders , so it looks a bit more like a dress than a cape. The dark falls early in Stockholm in the fall, so the pictures aren’t great. When I came back to take some better ones at noon today, the cape was already gone. Feels a bit sad actually. This time I signed my creation, though, so maybe I’ll get some feedback from the person who took it.Foto-1977

Send in the clowns

Foto-1969Last night I finished a scarf that I started earlier this summer. Not sure if I’ll keep it or if it should be a christmas present for  someone

Know who your friends are

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I made this for my sister on her birthday. It’s a pillowcase with printed cross stitches in grey and white, on this I embroidered the text in pink that translates to “I’m always on your side”

I like how it makes me think of the old fashioned embroidered wall decorations with encouraging text that were still quite common in Sweden when I grew up.

Back to back

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I’m experinenting wiith embroidery. The two faces are on the same piece of fabric, on each side. I haven’t decided yet whic should be front and which should be back. I’m making half cross stitches on the one side, making them a little irregular since I want to create a feeling for skin with an uneven surface. Right now the diagonal ones seem more like hair to me, so i’m leaning towards using the back as front.

A skirt

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Another statue dressed up. I’m enjoying this.

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