Hope you’re having a fun weekend with some time for stitching. Here’s some eye candy for you to enjoy with a cuppa or a glass of your favourite drink.
Pat’s Reverse Applique
In August the Creative Group had a session on reverse appliqué and Pat Bootland had fun creating this piece:
Here’s a closer look at the insect embellishments……
Cool aren’t they?
Jennifer’s Elizabethan Panel
Now I’m taking a chance in sharing this next piece with you.
I’m currently in North Queensland visiting family and I’ve been very lucky to enjoy a wonderful Elizabethan Panel designed and stitched by my sister-in-law Jennifer. It’s done in silk threads on silk and measures 1.55m by 0.6m so it’s an amazing work. The central design revolves around 14 birds in padded needlelace.
This embroidery is a tour de force and is embellished with an awesome selection of antique beads and gemstones.
I hesitated to show it to you because it’s not yet blocked and stretched and because the photos are taken with my point and shoot camera – so there’s a lot of finessing still to do.
But it’s very doubtful that I’ll ever be able to show you this piece framed and photographed by Stewart Bath as it’s a long way from the Atherton Tableland to Canberra. So I’ve decided to jump in and share some small design elements.
Here’s a small section of the whole:
and here are some stitchy critters and flowers:
Cross fingers, toes and everything else that we might be able to share the whole piece sometime in the future!