Monday, March 20, 2017

Whipped chain stitch

TAST stitch 76 is whipped chain stitch in 2 variations. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.
Until this week I only knew one variation of whipped chain stitch. So I just had to make a sampler of both variations. The first variation is done in perle 8 and whipped in Caron Wildflowers. The second variation is done in perle 5 and whipped in wool. It reminds me of the magic chain stitch.
My first experiment was a combo of both variations. I stitched chain stitch in perle 8 and alternated the whipping in perle 12. One stitch in variation 1 and one stitch in variation 2. I stitched variation 1 again in the second half of variation 2, which resulted in a cross. I like how this turned out.
My next experiment was with the open chain stitch, which is stitch 15 at Queenie’s Sunday Stitch School. I stitched open chain stitch in 2 threads of stranded floss and whipped it in DMC perle 5 color variations. I used the second variation.
My last experiment is a beaded variation.  I used perle 5 for the chain stitch and whipped it in perle 12 and 2mm beads.
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Wonder31

I finished prompts 4-7 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder31 prompts in my altered book Rooie. Prompt 4 was easy, I just digitized a cute old photo and had to use it. Bloemen plukken is Dutch for picking flowers and Landsmeer is a town near Amsterdam.
Prompt 4 - 1960's
Prompt 5 reminded me of my origami paper collection.
Prompt 5 - Collection
Prompt 6 was not so easy. I don’t like coffee, so what to do with the espresso prompt? Luckily I found an advertisement and used that as my starting point.
Prompt 6 - Espresso
Prompt 7 reminded me of a basic origami fold. I turned them into flowers and made a garden spread.
Prompt 7 - Pinwheel
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Doily canvas

When I was reorganizing my photos I found the missing photos of a doily canvas I made for a dear friend. She gave me a pile of doilies to use in my CQ. They were made by her mother many years ago. I wanted to make something for her with a few of these doilies, before using them in CQ. This canvas was inspired by a doily canvas I saw at Pinterest, unfortunately the link doesn’t work anymore. Just click the photo take take a closer look at this canvas.
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Wonder31

If you follow this blog at Facebook, you’ve already seen 2 of these spreads in my altered book Rooie.These are my interpretations of the first 3 of Daisy Yellow’s Wonder 31 prompts. I share them there on the day I finish them. If I have a few of them I share them here in a bunch.

The first prompt wasn’t easy, how minimal should it be?
prompt 1 - minimal
The second prompt reminded me of Christmas, but that was not what I wanted to do around Valentines day! Luckily I found the clipping of the mermaid and build on that.
prompt 2 - Snowglobe
The third prompt was inspired by the pretty cut and flip work of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. She shares them frequently in her weekly vlog. I wasn’t happy with just a cut and flip butterfly, so I altered it with another clipping. Van binnen bekijken is Dutch for look inside. I like this weird page!
prompt 3 - Butterfly
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Randje 57-59

I’m still working on my borders for Randje per week 2015. More info about this SAL at Randje per week.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Birthday card

On this birthday card I stitched a floral spray in perle 5 on felt. I used oyster stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, detached chain stitch and French knots. Just click the photo to take a closer look.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Different does not mean wrong

Last November I started a new altered book for collage. Now I made a second page, which started with the mouth. These collages are so much fun to make!
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