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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

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C is for collar

20160731_203226.jpgI was experimenting with crochet techniques, but how to use them? Maybe a collar, then all I’ll have to do is make a sweater to put them on.

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.

Glow-in-the-dark hat

 

Here’s another of the christmas presents I made this year, this one’s crocheted with Järbo’s reflective wool yarn as well.

It’s the same hat in the two pictures, hard to believe, but true. It’ll light up when car lights or, as in this case, a photo flash shines on it.

I had originally thought to make sort of a cap, but the reciever turned it backwards, I changed the brim to a flat rectangle that hangs down in the back to keep the neck warm. He claims to be very happy with it.

The sun is a star, right?

I found some wool yarn with reflective thread in it and made some x-mas presents out of that. This is one of them, a free hand crocheted sun to be sewn onto a jacket or something. When it’s light it looks like regular white yarn, but when it’s dark it shines like a star.

Words of wisdom

Foto-2029One of my nieces wanted words of wisdom to put on her wall, for Christmas

Since we’re both dancers I wanted something dance related and decided to use this great quote. Don’t know who said it, but I read it as a recomendation to see whatever happens to you as part of your life, and rather than cursing your mistakes,  to build something new and unexpected from them.

Also I dislike perfection, in art (as in life in general) I want improvisation and evolution, which this quote encourages.

I choose tou use the word “when” instead of “if” because accidents will happen to all of us, better be prepared.

The design is mine, and I ‘m particularly fond of the E connectiong the two words stumble and dance. I used cross stitches for the black letters, and back stitch as well as basting stitches for the red and green.

 

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

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