Show and Tell 20 July 2020

Members are continuing with everything from finishing projects (that might have been waiting for a while!) to trying something new for them, or any kind of textile work. After a short lull in dog photos, here’s another one – I admit it took me a few moments to figure it out!


Cecilia S is trying out a crochet pattern to make butterflies.

Cathy M has finished her crewel work piece

Elvi McC has finished her Christmas advent calendar that she started for her 18 year old grandson when he was a little younger than he is now.

Gloria S was working on this lovely flower. She is trying out thread painting for the first time and it is coming up well.

Lesley F has finished three small cross stitches, with one still in progress.

Look closely to see Jan H’s brother’s adorable groodle keeping his nose warm while he sleeps!!

Evelyn’s Miniature Victorian Children

Hi everyone

Hope you had a great New Year and enjoyed the gallery updates.

This post features a charming design for thread painting called Miniature Victorian Children on a Branch by Trish Burr. It’s been beautifully stitched by Evelyn Foster.

Here’s the eye candy:
Miniature Victorian Children on a Branch stitched by Evelyn FosterDetail 1 of Miniature Victorian Children on a Branch stitched by Evelyn Foster

Detail 2 of Miniature Victorian Children on a Branch stitched by Evelyn Foster

Detail 3 of Miniature Victorian Children on a Branch stitched by Evelyn Foster

Detail 4 of Miniature Victorian Children on a Branch stitched by Evelyn Foster

Thank you Evelyn for sharing this lovely piece and Stewart (Bath) for the photos.

If you’d like to know more about Trish Burr you can go to her website here.

Enjoy!

Carmen

If You Love Threadpainting……….

Hi everyone

This post is specially for those of you who love threadpainting.

First up I’m going to share two birds exquisitely embroidered by Sharon Burrell.

Here’s an awesome Eastern Bluebird from a needle painting workshop with Tanja Berlin that Sharon took at the 2013 Koala Conventions (this is an event held in Brisbane & showcasing a range of embroidery workshops – you can find the 2015 Program here).

Eastern Bluebird stitched by Sharon Burrell

Detail 1 of Eastern Bluebird stitched by Sharon Burrell

Detail 2 of Eastern Bluebird stitched by Sharon Burrell

Doesn’t Sharon just rock this design?

The next piece is called Summer Jewel and is technically a crewel kit from Elsa Williams but it’s all done in long and short stitch so I’ve included it here.

Summer Jewel stitched by Sharon Burrell

Detail 1 of Summer Jewel stitched by Sharon Burrell

Detail 2 of Summer Jewel stitched by Sharon Burrell

Thank you so much Sharon for sharing your beautiful work & Stewart (Bath) for the great photos.

2014 Stitching Love and Hope Postcard by Marjorie Gilby

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll be familiar with Marjorie’s stitching as we’ve featured it a number of times. For the 2014 Creative Challenge she has created a postcard using the thread painting technique.

It’s a breathtaking dog rose in the most glorious shades of red……

2014 Creative Challenge Postcard by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 1 of 2014 Creative Challenge Postcard by Gilby Marjorie

Detail 2 of 2014 Creative Challenge Postcard by Marjorie Gilby

 

Enjoy!

Carmen

Delightful Diary Covers

Hi everyone

The early Spring flowers are starting to appear here in Canberra so I wanted to share with you some delightful diary covers stitched by Marjorie Gilby. They feature some lovely flowers.

If you’re a fan of crewel and the thread painting of flowers you’ll love the stitching.

Here’s the first which showcases a geranium…

Geranium Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 1 of Geranium Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 2 of Geranium Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Now the second diary cover with its two violas that have a real pop of colour….

Two Violas Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 1 of Two Violas Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 2 of Two Violas Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

and here’s the third cover and it’s very striking…..

Red Flower with Beetles Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 1 of Red Flower with 2 Beetles Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 2 of Red Flower with 2 Beetles by Marjorie Gilby

Detail 3 of Red Flower and 2 Beetles Diary Cover by Marjorie Gilby

 

Again thanks heaps Marjorie for sharing your awesome embroidery with us.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Carmen