Thursday, October 9, 2014

It’s a Rainbow! - brown

. . . is a series of colour swaps I’m participating. For this brown swap I wanted to do something with the name of the colour in different languages:
English:           brown
Dutch:             bruin
German:         braun
Italian:            marrone
Latin:              brunneis
I stitched them in cross stitch and backstitch in different alphabets on brown evenweave and decorated it with a wooden button.
Patricia made this pretty stumpwork owl for me for this swap, I like it!
I enjoy these series, there will be more swaps in black, gold and silver. Today I finished my ATC for the black swap, but I’m not going to share it here before it arrives at my swap partner’s home.

10 comments:

  1. Leuk al die woorden voor bruin als borduurtje!
    En jij hebt een leuk uiltje gekregen, mooi gedaan met die achtergrond.

    groetjes, Elizabeth

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    1. Dank je wel, Elizabeth. Veel plezier met je bruine pagina's deze maand!

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  2. Brown is such an unusual colour for embroidery, both when it comes to fabric and thread (unless you think of small details) so this piece is unique.
    If you want to add to your vocabulary list:
    Swedish: brun
    Japanese: chairo (tea coloured)

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    1. You're right. When I was looking for a fabric and thread there wasn't much in my stash, just one piece of evenweave and a few brown embroidery threads! Thanks for adding to my vocabulary list, I used Google translate to find nice translations.

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  3. like the way you have used so many translations for brown here. The owl is cute but could not work out what it is made from

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. The owl ATC is made of paper and cardboard.

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  4. Your cross-stitch is darling! I love the multiple languages. Very fun. And the owl is fantastic! Lucky you. At first glance, I thought it was metal, then I read your note to Margaret. I wish I were nearly so talented with paper and cardboard. What a fun swap!

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    1. Well, we are better with needle and thread, but it's nice to receive something you cannot do yourself!

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  5. The brown colours look very nice you have got the shades just perfect. I like the owl is it made from card?

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Yes the owl ATC is made of paper and cardstock.

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