About time I shared some stitching so here is a section of block 9 from my Dark Dusty project. I've played with a variety of threads in this section. I've used some floss, wool and a rayon ribbon which is woven between stitches. Have also added beads to embellish some hand dyed lace.
In celebration of the Sunshine Sampler I am offering a giveaway. Included are the threads shown above and Rebecca's sampler for you to stitch as you wish shown below.
How do you enter? Simply post about my giveaway either on your blog or on pinterest and leave me a link in your comment. A winner will be selected by Random Generator. Deadline to enter by Wednesday December 4th @ 5:00 p.m. (PST).
Following the retreat I attended last weekend I ended up paper crafting in my studio for the first several days of this week. The studio was a complete mess for several days. Stuff was spread out over every work surface as well as on the floor, window seat etc. In the past I've only shown photos of the studio clean and ready to work so thought I'd show - IT ISN'T ALWAYS CLEAN!
Rebecca is a Brooklyn based artist who creates embroidered drawings. Her company, Dropcloth Samplers, is a line of hand-drawn embroidery samplers, printed and ready for you to stitch. This is her Sunshine Sampler!
I have been quite fascinated with these samplers for some time. After corresponding with Rebecca we decided to do a collaboration. I would stitch up her sampler using my over dyed threads - LUCKY ME!
SO, I got to stitch the sampler above!!
A bit about the stitches and threads. I've used #12, #8 and #5 perle cottons, sparkle chainette, rayon and silk. I played with bullions, buttonhole, chain, detached chain, French knots, Colonial knots, whipped, seeding, running and stem stitch.
What a wonderful way to experiment with stitches and threads.
I think creating a sampler book with Rebecca's samplers would be a fantastic idea, don't you?
To find all the threads you can visit my Etsy here.
Rebecca posted about the sampler on her blog yesterday here.