Friday, April 24, 2020

Wet Felted Vessel

I tried my hand making a wet felted vessel last week. My previous venture into wet felting was years ago when I lived in St. John's. Several stitching friends and I, got together to make a small 3-D Vessel. It was fun. I still need to refine my process, such as cutting the hole smoothly. I used what roving I had on hand. I think that more experimenting is necessary.
There are lots of YouTube Videos on this topic. However, I followed the directions at Rosiepink Studio.
My plan is to add other embellishments such as hand embroidery and beads to this one.

bottom of the vessel

Sunday, April 19, 2020

More Circles - Instastitchwithsue

As promised, circle # 2.
My tension was off as you can see on the bottom left. I was going to take it out but that was more work than I wanted to do. So I added another outer edge as seen in 2nd photo.

A variegated chain stitch was embroidered at the edge. I thought that yellow might be the one but it was too garish. This will work for now.
# 3 Working with the colours of my felted circles, choosing the right colour was a challenge.

 #4 This one might need another outer edge added too.
 #5 Did I mention that I love variegated threads?!! Candy colours!
 #6 The center of this one is all fly stitches.
#7  This is suppose to be a seed pod. Not sure if I like the orange chain stitch on the orange felt. But it is what it is!!!

I'm using my own colour scheme. Most of the threads are Valdani, with a few from Sue Spargo's line of threads. All the # 5 pearl cotton is DMC that my sister gifted to me many years ago when I lived in NL. Thank you, Joan. They are coming in handy for this project.

Here's my colour pallet. It will be an interesting collection of designs when all 90 are finished!


Thursday, April 16, 2020

First Circle Stitched - Instastitchwithsue

Here's my first circle stitched from Sue Spargo's instastitchwithsue on Instagram. I'm very satisfied with this one. The cream fly stitch, lime pistil stitch and burgundy colonial knots, are embroidered with Valdani threads. The bullion knots, variegated outer edge and center, are from Sue's collection which were purchased at Sew With Vision, Halifax.

I do have number 2 finished but I am thinking of adding another colour to it as I'm not happy with it. I'll post the before and after photos on my next post.

Stay safe, stay home and wash hands! I keep a fragrance free hand lotion on the bathroom sink to help with skin dryness.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Still Here

No, I haven't given up on blog posting. Trying to keep busy but not necessarily working in my studio.
We've taken up bread baking since been confined to the house. There is a shortage of yeast so bread baking maybe short lived!


The clothes line was fixed after it broke last fall so I am enjoying hanging clothes out instead of using the dryer.
A pair of ducks paid us a visit after a heavy rainfall a couple weeks ago. This kept me amused for awhile.

A new shimmer has been designed but that's as far as it goes. You will have to wait and see what it is. About a dozen sheets of shimmers have been stitched on my machine this month.

Another Reversible Fibre Lace Scarf was just completed.

I decided to join in with a 90 day insta stitch with Sue Spargo. There are 90 one inch felt circles stitched onto a felted background. I decided to use a bit of boiled wool coat fabric for this. As you can see, I'm about 17 days late starting as # 17 was introduced this morning. It's a cute bee. I have to get busy.

Here's the first embroidered circle Sue introduced so you get the idea. Each one will be entirely different.
My first circle is green. I will be using a combination of Valdani and Sue Spargo threads.