Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday - November 19

There wasn’t much time for stitching this week, I’m working on a knitting project for a little girl that will be born soon. So there’s not much progress on my Phoenix this week. I finished the outline in Portuguese stem stitch and marked the border of my work in yellow tacking thread. I don’t stitch a border, because my daughter want her phoenix framed.
The next step will be pulled thread. I already gathered my books . . .
 . . . and some of my old embroideries for inspiration. I took a photo of them together, because I’m sure many of you never saw my older work. The oldest piece on this photo is my dragon, I made it for the Stitch Explorer Assisi challenge at Pin Tangle in March 2009. I only used stranded floss for this ornament, you can read more about it here. The first time I tried pulled thread is in my Casalguidi tree, which I made in May 2009 for another Stitch Explorer challenge. You can read more about this tree here. Nefertiti was the last embroidery I made in Sharon’s PLOS class. You can read more about my Nefertiti here. I made the last 2 embroideries for Sharon’s Sumptuous Surface class in 2011. I wrote about my sumptuous pieces here and here.
Work In Progress Wednesday is a support group to encourage people to complete languishing projects, Works In Slow Progress or UFO’s.
More info at Pin Tangle.

12 comments:

  1. Ik heb even lekker terug gewandeld langs al die mooie werkjes ,jeeh wat inspirerend met al die verschillende dingen ,gr marloeskreatief

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    1. Dank je wel, Marloes. Ik vond het zelf ook leuk om al die oude werkjes weer te zien. Ik vraag me af waar ik de tijd vandaan haalde!

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  2. You can get a lot of inspiration both from the books and your previous work. I haven't done any pulled work since I took Sharon's Sumptuous Surface Embroidery course. Time to take out MY work and get inspiration...

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    1. Yes, it was fun to see them all my old embroideries together!

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  3. It is great to see all you work together. each and every piece is unique, beautiful and inspiring. Looking forward to your journey of phoenix. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. I'm looking forward to my journey with the phoenix too!

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  4. how good to see some of your past creations as well as what you are dong now, must come back and revisit and go back to before I started following you

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    1. Enjoy the journey to my old pieces!

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  5. They are all so beautiful, and relief and texture are my favorite.

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  6. Good luck with your pulled thread work this can be a time consuming job!

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    1. I always enjoy pulled thread, it's so good to see the stitches change my phoenix!

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