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Archive for September, 2009

split stitch

embroidering

embroidering

I’ve started practicing some embroidery stitches, and I must say, whether using crewel wool or not, it is quite fun and relaxing. A particular embroidery stitch I have really tended toward is the “split stitch” – but I did not know what it was called until now. Here I am practicing the split stitch. Through this simple free-hand beginning, an idea has begun to develop around a small installation, possibly to be hung on a wall as a set. I hope to work on the other parts of this idea soon!

And here are a few inspirations from today’s walk. I find silhouettes to be particularly fun to explore.

silhouettes

wildflowers

crescent

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crewel

crewel

I got a new book in the mail, just in time for a bit of weekend reading. Over the past few months I have been repeatedly inspired to learn to embroider. Crewelwork has been of particular interest to me and I am often drawn to the fuzzy, vintage wool embroidery thread I find at the thrift shop. I really enjoy the depth that embroidering with wool creates.

I had been shopping on Amazon the other day for my favorite Green Tea and Lime shampoo and needed to spend a few more dollars to get free shipping. While browsing the craft books I came upon “The New Crewel” by Katherine Shaughnessy.I have yet to thread the needle and actually get to work, but the diagrams are clear and easy to follow for a beginner like me. There is even a bit of history of crewelwork in the beginning of the book, which is an interesting read, and if I hadn’t been inspired to learn before, that tapestry you see below would have been enough all by itself.

crewel

crewel

Have a great weekend everyone. Enjoy yourselves, what ever you do.

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huckleberries

September on the Oregon Coast means huckleberry season.

This year I have been pleased to discover there is a whole lot of berry picking to be had, right in our own backyard.

huckleberries

I hope you all are having a great start of a new week, after a long relaxing weekend. And maybe you even managed to pick a berry or 2.

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