There has been some frantic stitching going on here at Eat Play Quilt. Christmas is looming fast, and, of course, the ‘last minute girl’ has just realised this. There is always good intentions in the New Year to be more organized but, alas, it is just the make up of the girl. There is a lot of Secret Santa stuff, so I cannot show at the moment.
As the stitches come on to Pintangle each week I have been trying to keep abreast of my TAST i.e. (Take a Stitch Tuesday). You can check it out HERE.
Here is the latest sample I have finished:
The little coloured ones are Raised Cup and the pink one underneath is Turkman Stitch.
I enjoyed doing the Turkman stitch very much.
Week 68 – 75
top to bottom:
Slipped Detached Chain
Buttonholed Double Chain St.
Portuguese Stem Stitch
Zig Zag Chain St.
Woven Zig Zag Chain
Top to Bottom:
Top Knotted Buttonhole
Fancy Hem Stitch
Week 76 – 81
Woven Cross Stitch
Chained Cross Stitch
Raised Chain V1 ( L ) Raised Chain V2 ( R )
I have really enjoyed doing these samples but I will definitely have to refer back to the instructions to repeat them. So many interesting ways to use needle and thread!!!
My friend, Joan, has just returned from a marvellous holiday around England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and parts of Europe. Lucky duck! She brought me back these goodies. The little reindeer decoration is wooden and carved by hand in Austria. Thank you Joan.
Shirley has been a
I was lucky to pick this wonderful book up from Lifeline for just $4. The book says it is about colour, but most of the illustrations are in black and white. There is quite a bit on colour theory at the back of the book which is very informative. There are also many design possibilities for creative embroidery.
There has been some more attempts at botanical dyeing.
Firstly I tried some bark.
“mmm What’s for dinner dear?”
The fabric came out a beautiful deep rich caramel colour. (no photo yet – too boring)
Next, I decided to try the bouganvillea flowers as they are so rich and steeped in colour at the moment. Here are pictures of the plants.
Lilian & I plucked the blossoms ready for the boil up
This is the fabric soaking in the pink bouganvillea juice. It looked very promising – smelt disgusting.
Alas, the bouganvillea experiment needs more work. Must get some mordant of some description. Anyone got any ideas??
The fabrics from both the orange and pink bouganvillea came out pretty, but very insipid (no photo – boring again).
I will keep trying.
Until next time……………………..