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Sunday, 17 June 2012

the joy of stitch....

I just love stitching. It is probably one of the most relaxing things I do, apart from sleep (which I also love!!). Just sitting and sewing really makes me feel at one with myself. I've recently started to embellish my felt with surface stitch, nothing fancy, just simple back stitch in swirls, lines and circles. I've made a few felt hangings this week, the perfect excuse to indulge myself in lots of sitting and sewing.


I cut up an old and worn out Indian cushion cover and 
incorporated scraps of this in the laying out of this hanging, along with small pieces of pre felt 


after wet felting I needle felted some dots....



...and then embellished with a bit of surface stitching.


 More scraps of old cushion cover and hearts cut from silk scarves salvaged from charity shops were used in the felting of this Indian inspired heart hanging. 


I embellished this one with mother of pearl buttons and....you guessed it....more swirly stitching

 

......yet more swirly stitching on this vase of flowers hanging. 

I've also been having fun playing with PicMonkey Photo Editing, it's free and you can do amazing things with your photos!! (www.picmonkey.com)


Just one more thing before I go.....I've been singing again, this time at a local summer fair, we all got drenched.........
Hope everyone enjoys the week ahead, whatever the weather!!

10 comments:

Jayne said...

Wow, they all look so beautiful now they are finished. I love the indian inspired theme (bit biased)and the hand stitching and mother of pearl buttons just finish them off to perfection. Gorgeousx jayne x

Jayne said...

Forgot to mention love the new header!

Gill Pinkney said...

thank you Jayne, just loving that PicMonkey!!

Therese said...

Gill, your work is so amazingly colourful, love all the fabulous stitching you have incorporated. Keep on singing, even in the rain!

Therese said...

Gill, your work is amazingly colourful and I love the stitching embellishments. Fantastic to hear you enjoy singing and performing. It make your heart sing too!

Ali said...

What beautiful pieces Gill - love the use of your scraps and stitching to add to the wonderfully coloured felting...hope the weather improves next time you sing!
Keep up the inspiring work!!
Ali x

Gill Pinkney said...

thank you Therese and Ali for your lovely comments. You're right Therese singing really does make my heart sing, it's brilliant. And, yes we are hoping for better weather for our next performance Ali, at a Chilli Festival....so it's gonna be HOT one way or another haha xx

Maria said...

Wow, I love your soft approach to the felting and the stitching. It's seamless and the colors are just lovely. Very inspriring! Thank you for posting on my blog earlier. :)

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful. I adore this kind of art and would love to try it for myself but Idon't know where to start.

Catharina Maria said...

I wish that I can make that !
♥RINI♥