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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lining for my vessel and other stitching

I've made the fabric using the techniques I learned on the Jan Beaney course. I am now hand stitching the edging so that it is strong enough to be stitched together to go into my log vessel. I used flax thread which is quite harsh and slubby and quite difficult to stitch through the fabric, small pieces with long tails add to the fringing which I'm leaving to trail out of the top (I think, however I might change my mind when I see what it looks like.) I'm still blanket stitching the edges which is why the needle is still in the work.

I'm also making a small crochet bag with some freebie wool that came with a magazine. It looks a very strange shape as I'm not very good at shaping. I need to practice a bit more. Photos will follow when it's complete.

Thought you might like to see the yellow squares our Embroiderers' Guild Branch have made as our contribution to the Region Rainbow Square project. They will eventually be in two long panels that will be hung from a small curtain ring at the top. I love the variety of techniques that have been used. We are now starting on a green panel and 4 squares were handed in at our meeting on Saturday afternoon.


jane said...

the EG squares are lovely Sheila. I am also crocheting a bag from wool that came free with a magazien0 wonder if they will turn out the same..lol got some bids in on Ebay for some more yarn to have a go at more crochet, used to do it years ago but it seems things have moved on....

Julie said...

Lovely squares, bet this will look fantastic when hung.

Karan said...

The squares are absolutely gorgeous & I can't wait to see the completed vessel - love the look of the lining. :0)