Thursday, August 19, 2010

Small Hand Embroideries.

I make small embroideries like these from time to time.
Great for using up scraps of linen and all those ends of skeins.
I upcycle old linens that may have a saveable area still on them.
I draw a square or rectangle to fit within that area and then just freehand draw a simple picture.
I use a 5HB pencil to draw with and it stays quite well as I stitch.

I'm still not sure what I will do with them. Ideas include
A pocket on a childs dress, Small pincushion.
A small wall hanging maybe.Add to a country style crazy quilt.
I just love to stitch and dont always worry about what I'm going to use the embroidery for. The stitching is my thing :).

On Sella I have heaps of sewing patterns and various Art n Craft books and patterns for sale.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010