samedi 31 mars 2007

Drawing; I worked on my "Old School" this week

I worked on my drawing this week and added details to the fabric.It is difficult to "copy" a brocade design; I finally modified the details and drew my own design ;o)
There is still so much to do on this drawing to have it finalized. I want to give more movement and life to it, adding shades and lights is important too.

mercredi 28 mars 2007

TAST couching

This piece is a real joy to embroider!
I use the design of Lesley Turpin Delporte but let my imagination go for the stitches I use. I started this one a few months ago, at that stage there was only the stem that was made. I took it with me while I went to my husband’s office during the week end. He had to work on some computers and the network. So took this with me to go ahead.

Leafs are made with a wide range of stitches: bullions, French and colonial knots, chain stitches, buttonhole and of course couching.
All the beige and green bouclé that are on leafs are couched down.
I will have to do my home work on “the traditional block sampler” I use for TAST also. The only way to have my plaid with all stitches we’ll learn to use during this year’s challenge! ;o)

I’m still a bit behind with my stitching; my family problems are going their way.
I can only say "thanks" to aleverybody who sent me encouragements and tell them that my mind and mood is changing as I feel a little bit stronger by now.

samedi 3 mars 2007

TAST - Cross stitch

Sharon made a good choice with this week's stitch!
As I never had a try to cross-stitch, I decided to go first the traditional way.

That means for me to do some redwork using cross-stitch. As I already made a B for Böske, I wanted to add a Z for my last name.

I found this nice "Z" in digital archive on the Net (dm chart 1) just have a look!!! It's a real treasury chest and you will find it here with a lot of other resources!

My letter isn’t well made, so sorry ;o(
I used DMC flower thread n°; and is easy to use.

I also added some flower branche and made the seam using the same thread.
The seam was made in an unformal way; I wanted to test the stitch.
As this was my first attempt to cross stitch, please be indulgent!