Friday, 26 February 2010

Doodle stitching

Thought I'd share what I have been up to. First this is my piece of doodle stitching, as I call it. It is a lovely piece of real wool felt donated by my sister with a couple of fabric patches machine sewn on and then hand stitched with a bit of needle felt too. This is really just me experimenting and trying to remember stitches until my embroidery stitch book arrives - 1p from Amazon plus p&p. Second-hand, but stitches don't change do they?
This on the other hand is a little more ambitious, only acrylic felt I'm afraid, but you may recognise the shape from my photographs of the fan light in the walled garden. I cut out the black outline with a craft knife through tracing paper. Of course the felt stretched as I cut it as I knew it would, but the basic shape is there and I can pull it back into shape as I stitch on it. Not sure what I am going to do yet, but trolling through my scraps for suitable inserts into the panes - I'm not going to do many.
This is a longer term project, but I'm into stitching at the moment, and it is nice to have something to do on my lap. I'll report my progress, but don't hold your breath! Wishing you all a great weekend.

10 comments:

marigold jam said...

Love it Jill. I saw a great book yesterday which was full of this sort of thing and I was inspired! Your window felt looks good too.

webb said...

Wonder if whoever "invented" peacocks saw your window??

helena said...

love that freehand embroidery - makes my fingers itch for my box of embroidery threads

Sandra Hall said...

This looks like a labour of love! I love your unfolding story of your visits to the walled garden.

Leenie said...

Real art you are creating there. So unique and lovely.

Printed Material said...

I've been 'doodle stitching' too Jill. You're right about the comfort of having something in your lap to work on and it's very calming to do. This walled garden theme that's coming out in all your work is a real winner. I love that arched window and the way it is manifesting itself in your creative projects. Lovely stuff. Lesley.

AeFondKis said...

Hi Jill, this doodle made me think of Miro!
It is vibrant and I like your variety in the stitches...agree stitches never change.Like your inserts stained glass fabric..that blue is wow and throws out your window outline. Lovely!
Linda

VKT said...

I love your visits to the walled garden! The stitchery is lovely!

Kate said...

It's really effective stuff and very unique. Love the conservatory pictures in your last post.

Menopausal musing said...

Great pieces of work. I love the doodling................. and a book for 1p????? Fantastic!