Sunday, September 23, 2007

More embroidery

I managed to finish these today, ready to use for my quilt.



And no, this is not a piece of conceptual art, it's how the box with my embroidery thread looks like. That is how I left it when I was about twelve years old, after a few attempts at embroidery. Now I am trying to use this thread for Lucy's quilt, I can not throw it away!

7 comments:

pussman said...

what a fine piece of work you got there!

Doe said...

I don't know why I can't see the pictures but I'm sure your work is lovely. I'm certain of it!
I will definitely try again later. I'm dying to see what you're working on.

Natalie said...

I love your embroidery.
The rainbow nest... where have I seen that before...? It looks strangley familiar! lol

Sally said...

Sabine! You need to sort through the birds nest of thread! I would do it for you -I love that kind of thing - but I think you're a long drive from my house in Sydney...

nativeartstudio said...

hi- i like the novel look to the embroidered designs on the quilt- did you hand draw the design to the fabric or is this an iron on. please advise. amy

Sabine said...

I drew the designs by hand on the fabric with a pencil.
I found the designs in this book: "Cute japanese embroidery", and I bought it here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/CUTE-EMBROIDERY-DESIGN-COLLECTION-Japanese-Craft-Book_W0QQitemZ170124438585QQihZ007QQcategoryZ28143QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247
A great book, and a very nice seller.

nativeartstudio said...

thank you for the book recommendation. the illustratations are darling. --- i recently made my sister's newborn a quilt but i think that the muslin i used was too thin. i like muslin (white and unbleached) but confused about how to choose a good one. i am ready to make a quilt for my son--- what type fabric do u recommend for good quality embroidering? what type of muslin please help the service gals at joanne's were not able to. thank you, amy