I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend! I’ve been catching up with friends who are visiting from interstate, which has been really lovely.
I was sick this week, but I still managed to find some creative time. I stitched a feather on my favourite pair of pants:
I've been thinking of different ways of using embroidery, so that I can enjoy it more in my everyday life. Putting a little something on my favourite pair of pants seemed like a good place to start. Design by @yumikohiguchi, thread by me 💛 PS There are only 9 skeins of hand-dyed yarn left! A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me in this venture 💕🙌🏼
I also finished knitting a pair of ankle socks in a crazy colourway from Hedgehog Fibres. I haven’t gotten around to taking a photo yet, but trust me when I say they’re really crazy – in fact I think they might be too crazy for me! I’m considering overdyeing them to mute them down a little bit – I’ve got some black dye on order, so I might give them a soft wash of grey to tone down the brightness. If I do, I promise I’ll post a before-and-after shot.
Speaking of ordering things, I also have not ohttp://blog.karenbarbe.com/2016/10/embroidery-samplers-from-chicago.htmlne but two new yarn orders in place so that I can dye up some more embroidery wool. One will be another wool and silk blend, while the other will be a pure wool. I can’t wait to start playing around with colours for them.
I hope you have a lovely, crafty weekend – I would love to hear what you’re up to! And if you have a few quiet moments, here is a little weekend reading and inspiration:
- Anna Scott is releasing a gorgeous new crewel embroidery pattern soon. I can’t wait!
- A Beautiful Mess shared this fun photo pillow tutorial. I think this would be great to embellish with stitches!
- Wild Olive has a tutorial featuring the new DMC stitchable mesh. I’ve been wanting to make embroidered bedside lamps for a long time – this could be a great product for that!
- Karen Barbé has a post about embroidery samplers from the Chicago History Museum. The text is in Spanish, but the stunning photos can be appreciated in any language!