18 November 2010

my creative space 'framed embroidery'

Greetings all,
In my quest to find more hand stitching projects to do on the lounge at night next to my husband (who has coincidentally gone interstate again) i picked out these goodies + some embroidery tape & linen cloth to create some simple festive & homey inspired framed embroideries.  It's a nod to the way Red Stitch Designs uses natural colours with a hint of red & white to create beautiful things.
 I'm not happy with my embroidered letters, certainly NOT kootoyoo standard, which i had to do backwards as the embroidery tape (acting as my guide) is on the back of the linen.  More practise required & better laid out plans, i totally winged this & you can tell it's freestyle embroidery.  
The frames are very shallow, as in, they are box frames but the glass is positioned at the back so i struggled to put it all back together with the layer of linen & thread - the tree is stuck to the outside of the glass.  Oh well, the glass wasn't necessarily the feature, i just loved the idea of a frame with some stitching & a wooden ornament.  Concept in progress.  I have other natural shades of linen; red & white frames + different ornaments, words, felt & embroidery threads to trial.  Shall keep me busy for a while.  Next time i'll polish the glass too, damn finger prints!! 
Happy creative spacing, love Posie

26 comments:

Wendy said...

Looking good! I love the red+linen combo...

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Crafting sounds stressful!

That's why I tend to stay away and leave it to the experts like you!

Kerry said...

Looking good m'dear. And, you managed to take a decent picture of glass...now that's a skill :)

plushka said...

It is so beautiful Jennie! I think you've done very well putting it all together. X

The Handmaden said...

I have 2 questions.
What is embroidery tape?
Where did you get the frames?

clare's craftroom said...

It looks great Jen !

74 Lime Lane said...

I love your colour combos, this is such a great way to decorate for Christmas

The Clip Cafe said...

It all looks really good from here!! Everyone's Creative spaces are so nice and I love the commentary... I have to work on that part :-) Thanks for stopping in again can it is really nice **smiles**

Catherine said...

I love the colours, the naturals and the reds and whites, you've done a great job with your stitching. Enjoy creating lovely. xo

Cate said...

Love the birdies sneaking in everywhere!! You reminded me the other day that I still didn't have a clue for a xmas theme - well I rectified that today over at my creative space :-) xxx

Mira Narnie said...

i think your free-hand is just gorgeous! gives it a lovely homely feel and the colour combinations are just so sweet!!!

Jennie said...

Looks gorgeous Jennie!
Love the red and linen together.x

Sally said...

I think you're stitching looks grand. Red is so cool ain't it? Now what I can't figure out is ... what is embroidery tape? Should I know what that is??? Ooops.

Chantal said...

Lovely selection of items for Christmas. I particularly love the red bird. Very sweet.

Naturally Carol said...

Count it all joy, Posie...after all you had fun making it, we are having fun looking at it! Don't mind the fingerprints those little fingers were having fun too!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I LOVE your embroiderd frames, perfect colour choices too! I'd love to try my hand at stitching, I've been wanting to for ages now.. gorgeous work!

by marie-nicole said...

I think it looks fantastic, some character in the stitching speaks hand crafted (made with love) rather than manufactured.

Look forward to seeing more... and possibly seeing you in the shop on monday when I am down in Canberra... yeah!
xx

Heidi said...

I love the keys and birds! those are going to be so cute!

Red Red Completely Red said...

I love the hint of red! Very nicely done. And I couldn't help noticing your little profile picture is the Russian Doll fabric I've been going crazy over recently! :)

Little Messy Missy said...

Very pretty!

quilary said...

That looks fantastic! Those red and naturals look so lovely together. Cross stitch on linen is a great challenge for nighttime stitching!!!

Rosalind said...

Nice to do something different once in a while hey. see you soon hopefully its been Aaaaaaaaages x

Brenda said...

Super cute idea Posie....and I love your freestyle stitching it adds more character and maybe it can become one of those family treasures!!

I did eventually find that magazine after searching through two newsagencies! Totally inspirational!!

Tania said...

I reckon Concept in Progress is looking pretty darned good - and I like the looseness of the letters.

PS. One trick I learnt from a very clever designer boss was to always look at things upside down and inside out (backwards through a lightbox). See? You're on to something.

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