Monday, March 27, 2017

Pouring


As you can see the Josephine knot, the meeting place, is still having a hold on me. The piece embroidered in Bayeux stitch is now stitched in a ledger and accompanied by some watercolour painting. 


After finishing the first watercolour I wanted to do another one with some variations. This is probably not the last one I will paint.

Have a great start of your week!

Elizabeth

Friday, March 24, 2017

Buttonbooks


The other day I saw on Fb button books made with real buttons and with button illustrations in them. Well I didn't have large buttons in my stash but I had these wooden circles and in my mind that would work too. Drawing illustrations is not my strong suit and therefore I made a book with printed words and one with tiny pieces of embroidery.


I think, they look cute as a button. What do you think?

Have a fabulous weekend!

Elizabeth

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Focus


Wanted to make another page with the word Focus. Might use it in the exhibition or maybe not .. making decisions seems a bit difficult at the time but I'm sure things will work out in the end. 

Made a similar page some months ago and there I removed the inner-circle. At the moment I'm still contemplating on whether or not of doing that again and therefore I haven't removed it yet. Nevertheless I do like the end result as it is and so I'm happy to show you this page.

Have a wonderful wednesday!

Elizabeth

Monday, March 20, 2017

Three dimensional embroidery


This monday I want to tell you about this wonderful book. It not only shows different project but also gives instructions. So if this book happens to be on the shelve of your library ... take it home!

Enjoy the start of your week!

Elizabeth

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Ashley book of knots III



Like in the previous two post's the topic is the Josephine knot which I call the meetingplace. It seems almost like an obsession to make another one, time after time. The meetingplace of today is embroidered on linen with cotton blomsteryarn in a Bayeux stitch. When ready it felt that it needed something else and therefore I decided to add a circle.



The circle is in a stemstitch with the two colours together. Now I really love this piece of embroidery although I have no idea what it will become, probably remains a sample like the other ones.

Have a great start of your weekend and I'll see you next week at our meetingplace.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ashley book of knots II


As I told you last monday I'm trying to find a way to use the Josephine knot in a meaningful way. In the picture above you can see that I made a brown and a blue cord with my snoregaffel/lucet.


This made me think of making a paper plate with a Josephine knot. Again some cord was made, and after the knot was created, it was couched onto a plate. Which gave me the idea of making a bullion knot border with cords.


While creating this border I realized that I really missed making bullion knots on paper, it is simply wonderful to do. So I enjoyed this little addiction to the fullest.

Have a great wednesday!

Elizabeth

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Ashley book of knots


Got this book from the library after it was mentioned by Deanna on Fb. It is a wonderful source to find the right knot, some are simple to create, others very difficult. Anyway this made me go on a little journey with the Josephine knot. I stumbled on this knot earlier while creating the Outlander ledger but this time there were more samples made. 


In the collage you can see the Josephine knots that I created in different media: Blomstergarn, Sharpies, Fine-liners, watercolour paint and a pattern in pencil. Nothing really sparked something that made me continue to explore that road but somehow the idea of meeting place, as I call the Josephine knot, isn't leaving me alone. 


And so I made one more, a pinpricked version. And although all look fine, there need to be more.
But what? Hope to tell you soon.

Enjoy your week!

Elizabeth