Thursday, October 18, 2012

CAITLIN"S STITCHING

Caitlin has been learning Pulled thread embroidery,  I feel she has done so well with her Blackwork it is time to move on, so She planned her design for her next piece and  it is to include several different techniques,  one is to be pulled thread work so a small piece to start with was an ideal choice and she has made this lavender bag as a birthday gift for her other Grandmother.
 
 The fabric is 30 count Danico linen and the threads used were Chameleon Perle 8 in a soft lavender pink shade. The top edging on the bag is a Danish picot edge hidden behind the ribbon is hem stitching which the ribbon has been threaded through. The heart is edged with reverse chain stitch and has the pulled thread Honeycomb stitch in the centre. Tiny bought ribbon roses finished it off. Here is a photo of the detail.
 
 
She will be coming in this afternoon for our stitching hour together... we are at present working on Rabbits which will be used as slips on a piece of embroidery. we have printed a  rabbit picture for each of us onto fabric using the computer and specially backed fabric sheets. This is an easy method of getting a design specially for an animal as you can see how the fur is lying and follow that with your stitching. Here is my rabbit I should finish his head today and add a Turkey Stitch tail. Size it is just an inch and a half tall.
 
Do you remember my little hedgehog ? he was stitched by the same method.
Another rabbit is about to start its travels again...... Lttle Bunny is being posted off today and as there were only 3 request for him I did not draw one name but each name in turn to determine which way it will travel so coming first to Gracie, then on to Annie and lastly to Lelia who said she will blog post it again. As I have no idea where all the American states are am not sure if its going to criss cross the country or not. Thanks to Annette of California  Stitcher there are threads with the chart and I have added the addresses for forwarding on. Enjoy stitching it.
 


10 comments:

Annette-California said...

Love Caitlin's lavender bag. It's so very Gorgeous. My goodness her stitching is remarkable. Love her silk roses. Her other grandmother is going to be so honored. And your rabbit Lee looks so soft and inviting to be touched - She's lovely. I have to go back and enlarge the photos to look at the rabbits stitches. Well done ladies.
love Annette

Joysze said...

That's is one super sweet bag! Everything is stitched to perfection.

Annie said...

What a beautiful bag. These skill run in the family I guess. Caitlin is so lucky to have a master teacher.

I can't wait to get that cute little bunny. I'm glad you are including the next leg of his travels and I'll see to it that he hops right along the bunny trail! Thanks again.

Mouse said...

goodness she is a wonderful needleworker ... that bag is gorgeous and is going to be a treasured piece for her grandmother .
the wee rabbit is sooo cute like the hedgehog ....:) love mouse xxxxx

Catherine said...

Beautiful!

Heather said...

Three lovely projects!

gracie said...

Beautiful lavender bag and that bunny rabbit! I look forward to receiving the travelling pattern,...thank you.

Vickie said...

Congratulations to Caitlin! Such fabulous needlework.
I was so excited to see turkey work Lee. I just completed turkey work for an animal myself. Pictures coming soon. What fun it was to watch it come to life.

Patches said...

Gorgeous

Carol said...

Caitlin has obviously inherited your talent with needle and thread, Lee--her bag is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the bunny :)