Friday, April 28, 2017

A new beginning

Got myself  A3 unbleached paper. It is the same as the white paper I normally work on, so in that aspect not different, although it does give a different outcome. I'm thinking overlays with this paper at the moment, we'll see how it progresses. 

Besides working with the unbleached paper I also pinpricked out the middle of a number these pølsebakken. Two are already embroidered.

This technique I already used twice before, no. 1 and no. 2. The difference is the shape of the background and how that influences the outcome. 

This technique to mimick a corset was also used on a paper plate but as it turns out I only shared that with the Private Embroidery group on Flickr. I wished I could buy sheets of this paper plate paper. What would be the name in the shop? No idea but I do know that I love to embroider on it!

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

One final post about the exhibition

Approaching the exhibition I thought I was well prepared but despite that thought I had a very busy week leading up to the exhibition. 

Luckily I got my table from the attic on monday just to see how things would look combined. I realized it needed some colour and blue was the very obvious choice. And since I just had learned about the Belle point de Venise cinq point I decided to use that stitch. Not the most easiest of stitches with two strands of embroidery floss, still I managed. 

And this beautiful picture of Julie shows the end result. I really loved my two tables, one with a visual dinner to sit around and one take-away dinner. 

Participating in this exhibition was a lovely journey of learning. Building an installation in a sporthal is different than making one for myself in the garden, different but just as enjoyable. 

Enjoy your wednesday.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Stitched at the exhibition

During the exhibition I had a few hours to do some stitching and therefore I decided to try the new stitch Belle point de Venise cinq point around a plate. When I came full circle I liked the idea but really also needed to find out how it would work with the borders I created on the plates previously. 

The Belle point de Venise cinq point has definitely an impact on the plate. Now I have to decide whether or not this is a way forward. Which might sound like an easy decision but to me it isn't since I like space in my work and this stitch closes all in but it does give a nice edge. 

Decisions, decisions, there is always one to make.

Enjoy the start of your week!


Friday, April 21, 2017

A bit more about the exhibition

The week before the exhibition my eldest son asked why I used all kinds of material but never the small pieces of chainmaille that he made because he thought that would be so cool. I said I would give it a go but that they might be too heavy. In the collage above you can see the result of that experiment.

While gathering and packing all the stuff for the exhibition I came across a number of samples that never were explored further. There was still one piece of mountboard left and I laid them on it. I looked alright to me and so I decided to take it with me. My idea was to lay it flat.

When I saw the space to was assigned to me I realized I had to hang it. Luckily it was doable although the composition had to be changed. All these samples were created without thinking on how I could use them, just for the fun of it but they worked together fine.

So chainmalle added to paper is very well possible and I guess you'll be seeing more of it in the future.

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where do I start?

The exhibition has come to an end. So many things happend but where do I start with writing it all down? The picture above is made by husband just before the exhibition opened. When I came in and saw all that space to fill I had a small panic-attack thinking I didn't have enough ... luckily I still had a lot of of stuff at home.

The rest of the pictures are made by Julie. Julie drove up to my little peninsula just to see the exhibition and I am so happy she did. It was absolutely fantastic to see her again and catch up again. 

Lots of people stopped by during this 5 day Easter exhibition and they agreed all on one thing: It looked definitely different. 

Love this collage of these plates. Being part of this exhibition has definitely been a interesting experience. I'm still trying to gather my thoughts so I just leave you with this blogpost but without a doubt there will be more.

Have a great week.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Gentle protest

I know, I know, it seems like video week here but I simply can't help it. I have to share this with you, it simply too important to not mention this project.

More episodes to come!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 6, 2017


The other day I stumbled on this idea of using driftwood to hang some knitwork. There is a lot of driftwood laying around in the house and therefore I couldn't resist to make my own little piece.

Just having fun ... 

Hope you're enjoying yourself too with your projects.