Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A portrait I

Last night, after the first post of this project was published, I decided to add one picture a day to this blog. I used to do this years ago so you could follow the progress but somehow I changed this practice and just made pictures for myself. But last night I changed my mind again, so here is the update of today.

Enjoy yourself!


Monday, July 30, 2018

A portrait

At the moment I am in the artistbook class of Karen and I had this "bright" idea to do bullion knots in croquis over a small page. My classmates challenged me to start designing with bullion knots and you know me, I love a challenge! 

Just a few days later I came across the term low-poly portrait. Since I had absolutely no idea what it was, (I know, I know, I'm miss Whiz-kid) I started googling. Low-poly is a polygon mess in 3D computer graphics that has a relatively small number of polygons. Well, that's nice but I had no clue how that would look like. Luckily mr. Google is very patient, so when I pushed the button images I found this image. 

And my first thought was: I can do that with bullion knots. And so I started frantically because our annual summer holiday was just around the corner and I wanted to see how it would look. As you can see I managed to get the groundwork done in just a few days.

And now that I'm back from Sweden and I am spending as much time as I can find to fill the portrait with french knots in different shades of blue. Can hardly wait until it is finished ... I so want to see the end result, just so excited.

So time to start needling again and I'll be back as soon as I can with an update or ..... a finished portrait!


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Getting email-notification on a blogpost

A few weeks ago I told you that I no longer received an email if you wrote a comment. That problem is now solved. If you have the same problem and don't know how, here is the link.

See you soon!

Take care, Elizabeth

Monday, July 2, 2018


These books I got from the library. The book above is really interesting and I might get it again when I have some more time on my hands.

The embroideries in this book remind me of the bedroom of Carl Larsson at Lilla Hyttäs in Sweden. It is a lovely book with do-able projects. I also got another book, Scandinavian Stitch Craft, by Karin Holmberg but despite another cover and title the content was largely the same.

And the last book is a Swedish book is about embroidery on a knitted background by Britt-Marie Christoffersson. It looks beautiful, especially the bullion knots :-). Maybe if I make another textile painting with a knitted background I could use this. 

Enjoy your summer!