At the moment I'm following the Patched pockets class of Karen although I'm still very much involved with my paper plates. Therefore I thought it would be a nice idea to make a paper pocket together with a hankie dress because I loved pockets as a child, simply to tuck away something precious.
I used an historical dress pocket as a reference and made it with a running stitch, chainstitch, french and bullion knots, the cord is of white embroidery thread made with my snoregaffel.
Let me know what you think while enjoying your thursday.
For this week I made a few hankie-dress pieces in a small serie called Childhood dreams. Last friday I already told you that I found out how to paint small feathers and I couldn't stop myself. So I made a large sheet with blue feathers floating around. This vintage blue hankie fitted perfectly to it.
In the title I tell you that I'm reading again, maybe I should have written I'm drooling again. This big, beautiful book is so packed with gorgeous images of all kinds of textile art-pieces one can hardly get enough of it. So if you happen to visit your library please check if they have a copy of Textiles of Mary Schoeser.
For the first time in my life I painted feathers, blue feathers that is. Very excited about it. Maybe you don't know but I have been photographing white feathers for some time now. Here you can see that album, just in case you never saw the beauty of such a delicate piece of Mother Nature.
The fabric for my spring throw is the same as I used in this cuty. Some leftovers were luring me in each time around and therefore I decided to start a new throw which is a bit bigger than the previous one.
It is still very early stages. I tacked all the pieces together and started stab stitching it all which will take a while before that is done. Still thinking about how to embellish it but I'd better get a move on if I want to finish it before spring start.
Last week I showed you the sample I made with cloth of four prairiepoints in a circle. Now I'm happy to show you the plate version of it. Turned out ok, I guess. Eacy point is different. With two points I used the front, one with and one without pinpricking. For the other two I used the back which has no finish on, again with and without pinpricking. I like the prairiepoints with the pinprick-texture the most.
My main ledger in which there is a larger variety of samples is in need of a cover. The white papercover is getting dirty from the handling and therefore I decided to stitch a cover. The fabric is some sturdy linen and you can see in the picture how far along I'm with this project.
Not all the squares will be filled I guess and I'm also not sure if I really like black but one need to try before one knows. In a way this is also a sample.
The singer and writer of this song is called Charles de Lint.
And this is a quote I found from him:
“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.”
Have a wonderful start of your week.
And here is my jug which is pouring seeds of hope on my blue cloth. At this point this jug will be the last piece of embroidery on this blue cloth but don't hold me to that. Why not? Well I already told you that I wanted to finish my paperplate project but I'm in the process of changing my mind again. Paperplates are a lot on my mind these days and I think I might start a new project with them. So let's see what happens because I also started stitching on a throw and a ledger cover. Yes, busy days, these days, especially for my needle.
Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you next week.
To paint these two was an idea that I got while attending samplers-class. I used the same watercolour paint but watered the one below a lot more down than the one above. The other difference is that one has straight lines and the other lines with movement.
Two weeks ago I showed you the embroidered paper piece with the prairiepoints. Showed that piece in class and wrote: This one can probably also be made in cloth. Therefore I put my swinging needle in motion and made it in cloth. While I was pulling out the tacking thread
While I was pulling out the tacking thread this happend. At that moment I thought: One could make a pinpillow like this. Showed it in class and they encouraged me to develope it further. And so I did but the result wasn't a pinpillow but a toggle.
This toggle is named the Karen's-toggle due to the fact that I used different techniques that I learned in class and the little one needed a name. So what do you think?
And my fellow classmates also asked if there was a paperplate with prairiepoints. No there wasn't but I'm working on it! .. :-)
The hankie that was used to make the dress I made myself. It is a little bit bigger than the block but than childhood dreams are always bigger than life.
The folds are secured with the bullion knots and the dress will be stitched on the cloth from the back with white thread. I haven't done that because this blue cloth isn't ready and I don't want the dress to be all rumpled up. Really like those bullion knots .. said she with a smile.
Let me wish you a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on monday again.
Since I called the plate which was shown to you yesterday, Childhood dreams, I decided that I wanted to use a picture of myself to make this page. In the photograph I'm around 18 months old. Orginially this was a black and white photograph but this was changed to blue to stay with the main colour of this project. This hankie I found in the local thriftshop and because it is handmade it is an exact square. I don't mind, it feels to me that it worked out just fine anyway.
This page is totally different than any of my previous pages in this ledger, still I really like it.
Have a lovely thursday and tomorrow I will show you how the dress looks on the Blue cloth.
Although I said I was going to bring my paperplate project to a close I could not resist to make another plate. Maybe I will add a plate to the collection every once in a while if an idea hits me over the head for it. This time I folded a little dress. With the chainstitch I made sure that it stays folded and it is attached to the plate but to give a bit more security I also did a running stitch inside the skirt. The name of the plate is Childhood dreams and at the moment I'm trying to research this a bit further.
The border is filled with the Pistil stitch or French knots on stalks and the look like little dandelion seeds flying around.
Enjoy your wednesday and I hope to see you tomorrow.
This book I ordered at the libary after I heard the Ted Talk of Amanda. It is a wonderful book where one can find a smile and a tear besides that it makes one think about the process of asking. So if you have some time to spare I hope you'll pick it up.
And in case you never heard this Ted talk, here it is.