Archive for the 'stumpwork' Category

Carole’s Cabbage

I must say that thread painting a cabbage had never crossed my mind.  However, Carole had found a wonderful watercolour study of a cabbage by a Melbourne watercolour artist, Fiona McKinnon.  This is a birthday gift for her niece.  We decided to combine thread painting and stumpwork techniques to produce this wonderful piece.  You will […]

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Design Your Own Stumpwork

At Koala Conventions in Brisbane I bravely ran a ‘Design Your Own Stumpwork Class’.  I have to admit to some sleepless nights before the convention wondering how I would time the class so that no-one was sitting around waiting.  We had 7 in the class (a perfect number) and had 4 days to stitch and […]

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Autumn/Fall

Autumn is my favourite season.  As I drove to class on Saturday morning the light through the pinoakes was breath taking and I couldn’t resist a shuffle through the leaves!  Every one of those leaves was asking to be stitched.  I will be teaching oak trees at Koala Conventions in July in Brisbane.  I have […]

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Shaker Box

During my last visit to America I met Keith and Mary at the ‘Waterford Festival’.  Keith makes beautiful shaker boxes and I asked him to make me a box with a lid that I could mount with embroidery.  Here is the result.  I am very pleased and will e-mail him today with the pictures.  I […]

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Stitching Lavender

Not many more days now until my teaching schedule starts and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.  One of my projects over the holidays was to put together an embroidered and patchwork quilt for Margaret. She had embroidered her 93 year old sister a beautiful lavender blanket from Heather McCallum’s wonderful patterns and […]

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The Pear Tree

I have been stitching  frantically to get the projects ready for Merimbula.  The pear tree is finished and I have loved stitching it and I am very pleased with the finished results. I will be dashing off to the framers next week so I can have it ready when classes start in February.  However…..I fear […]

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Back Blogging

 
I went to see the movie ‘Julia and Julie’ and it gave me a push that I have neglected my Blog this year!  I am very sorry but life seems to have overtaken me.  But enough of that!  Sewing Blogs are not for complaints but for fun.  I loved the ‘Julia and Julie’ movie and […]

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More Pin Tins

I know that Fiona is very distressed that the blogs have been few and far between.  I have been busily stitching and teaching and there is no excuse for not busily blogging.
I am on a mission to design  a stumpwork top for each of the small ‘Sajou‘ pin tins.  I showed you the violet design […]

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Acorn Tree Revisited

I think last Easter I talked about working an oak tree with acorns.  Sometimes other priorities get in the way and the new design takes longer to hatch.  I finally started work on it in Florida in December and today (in Vermont) I finished it!!!!!

I am very pleased with the results, particularly, the acorns.  […]

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Pin Tins

I could not resist the beautiful Sajou pin tins. They are tiny - only 4cm or 1 1/2 inches in diameter so the embroidery is very small ! Bustle and Bows stock these delightful little tins of pins that have a lid especially designed for mounting small embroidery projects. Here is […]

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