Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Focus


Wanted to make another page with the word Focus. Might use it in the exhibition or maybe not .. making decisions seems a bit difficult at the time but I'm sure things will work out in the end. 

Made a similar page some months ago and there I removed the inner-circle. At the moment I'm still contemplating on whether or not of doing that again and therefore I haven't removed it yet. Nevertheless I do like the end result as it is and so I'm happy to show you this page.

Have a wonderful wednesday!

Elizabeth

Monday, March 20, 2017

Three dimensional embroidery


This monday I want to tell you about this wonderful book. It not only shows different project but also gives instructions. So if this book happens to be on the shelve of your library ... take it home!

Enjoy the start of your week!

Elizabeth

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Ashley book of knots III



Like in the previous two post's the topic is the Josephine knot which I call the meetingplace. It seems almost like an obsession to make another one, time after time. The meetingplace of today is embroidered on linen with cotton blomsteryarn in a Bayeux stitch. When ready it felt that it needed something else and therefore I decided to add a circle.



The circle is in a stemstitch with the two colours together. Now I really love this piece of embroidery although I have no idea what it will become, probably remains a sample like the other ones.

Have a great start of your weekend and I'll see you next week at our meetingplace.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ashley book of knots II


As I told you last monday I'm trying to find a way to use the Josephine knot in a meaningful way. In the picture above you can see that I made a brown and a blue cord with my snoregaffel/lucet.


This made me think of making a paper plate with a Josephine knot. Again some cord was made, and after the knot was created, it was couched onto a plate. Which gave me the idea of making a bullion knot border with cords.


While creating this border I realized that I really missed making bullion knots on paper, it is simply wonderful to do. So I enjoyed this little addiction to the fullest.

Have a great wednesday!

Elizabeth

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Ashley book of knots


Got this book from the library after it was mentioned by Deanna on Fb. It is a wonderful source to find the right knot, some are simple to create, others very difficult. Anyway this made me go on a little journey with the Josephine knot. I stumbled on this knot earlier while creating the Outlander ledger but this time there were more samples made. 


In the collage you can see the Josephine knots that I created in different media: Blomstergarn, Sharpies, Fine-liners, watercolour paint and a pattern in pencil. Nothing really sparked something that made me continue to explore that road but somehow the idea of meeting place, as I call the Josephine knot, isn't leaving me alone. 


And so I made one more, a pinpricked version. And although all look fine, there need to be more.
But what? Hope to tell you soon.

Enjoy your week!

Elizabeth



Friday, March 10, 2017

Ledger of inspiration


Although the main idea of the ledger is finished now comes the even more fun part. To take ideas from it and work with them, change things around. This is the first attempt. The inspiration is taken from Richard Sweeney-page. 

What do you think, is this a good way forward?

Have a lovely day.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ledger of inspiration video



The main part of this ledger is now ready and it contains lots of information and inspiration. The video is rather long because it contains not only the pages you have already seen but also all the extra's. 

Enjoy yourself.

Elizabeth