Sunday, November 19, 2006

I have now finished my second sample postcard for week 2 - I did the border in portuguese stem stitch having realised that I did it wrong last week. Here is a close up of this weeks version.

And here is the finished postcard. This weeks lesson was about pointilism and using stitches as motifs to create points. I've not only used stitches but also beads, sequins and stitches based on buttons and brass washers.

I've just started the border for week 3 - this week is all about line, should be fun.

I've had a busy weekend - but forgot to take any photos of the banner making on Friday. I t was a fun event - hard work, but rewarding to do. The banner isn't yet finished - my sewing machine will be hard at work over the next couple of weeks topstitching and quilting it to get it ready for the beginning of December.

Yesterday, the local patchwork and quilting group I go to, Patchwork People, celebrated their 25th anniversary - we had a special cake, lots of silver around, a special raffle and Barbara Chainey talking about her visits and interest in the tentmakers in Cairo. I organised a display of some of the work that 4 of us did for our City and Guilds embroidery course - unfortunately I forgot to take any photos of it.


Jo in NZ said...

I love the washers and other doo-dads.
Your Portugese stem stitch looks great, maybe I am doing it wrong too. Mine sits up kinda 3D, your seems to sit flat.
What were you doing wrong?

kay susan said...

I do like this, especially the flower with the fly stitch leaves and the woven metallic.

Vicki said...

With the portuguese stem stitch I wasn't wrapping it in the right place or consistently. After I looked at the online video we were referred to, it made a lot more sense and worked a lot better - it looks much smoother.