Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bits and pieces

Two weeks ago Nancy mentioned the Handbook of stitches and since I liked the cover and trust her information, I had to get it from the library. While ordering the book I saw another book of the same author and ordered that one too. Both of them are true gems, there are lovely stitches and ideas how to use them. 

Husband had a package with this beauty incorporated and so before he discarded the package, he cut this out for me... Love it!

Besides drooling over books and beautiful items I also got something done. I made a small lap throw. Had some sockyarn in a drawer and a large piece of vintage linen. Knitted until I ran out of yarn (50 x 45) and backed the throw with the linen. It was ripped a bit which I mended. I could have cut that piece off but I decided to feature the vintage not only by mending but also to put some patches on it despite the fact that there were no holes. I'm happy with the result and so is our little one. 

That's all for now ... Enjoy your weekend with the Beast of the East!


Monday, March 5, 2018

Vandyke stitch

Last weekend I set myself a new task. I wanted a braided border stitch as the Vandyke stitch is to be totally curved. Couldn't find an example and so I simply started. First made a drawing and carefulling filling the lines with points until it looked ok. Pinpricked the holes and started to needle away and it went just fine. Another sample for my collection and I will definitely use this idea because it really looks nice. 

Enjoy your experiments!


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Blue and green

A more colourful piece for a change. I love this colour green and blue together, and making a cord with my snoregaffel (lucet) is never a problem. It is just a little sample to try out weaving with the cord and I'm pleased with the result. 

Enjoy yourself with your creative work!


Monday, February 26, 2018

A peaceful addition to Memorylane

This piece is called Peaceful memories which I made after a small discussion on Flickr with someone who felt that bullion knots looked like worms and a bit scary since there is never just one of them. While thinking about this I decided to make a peaceful addition to this series and thank you Anders for your contribution.

Have a great start of your week!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

A different addition to the Memorylane project

The last week I've been stitching on my cloth of memories. It is made on similar cloth as the three clothposters I made. In a way all the posters are related despite the fact that they are made in different series and/or as stand-alone piece. In photograph above you can see the lines of bullion knots, in total there are 440 knots and each has 20 wraps. 

And in the collage there are some more photographs so you can get an idea how this cloth looks. Loved working on this but I have to say I'm kind of a bullion-knot-addict.

Enjoy your weekend!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Being busy

It's been almost two weeks since my last blogpost, I simply don't understand how fast time can fly when having fun. I'm still working on pieces for the Memorylane serie. Just checked and the series contains already 25 pieces, wow. Not all are done to the tenth degree but most of them are. 

Here you can see four pieces of Texture of memories since everyone remembers things differently even if the event happening is the same. It is so much fun making these small pieces, 10 x 15 cm that as soon as I near the end of one, another idea pops up.

Well time get some chores done since it is monday after all, :-)

Have a grand start of your week!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018


(Walking on memorylane is like connecting dots of the past)

Only 10 days ago I showed you the little booklet with the bullionknot spine. These bullion knots totally fired me up and I made some beautiful pieces. Small pieces but filled with stories and I loved making them. 

(A collision of memories)

And I gave them each a title that had to do with memories. It is truly wonderful to make and share these pieces, they show the variety of the bullion knot-stitch, they make me express some thoughts and the challenge me to make the best picture possible.

(Scribbles from the past)

What more could I wish for. If you want to see the whole series than just click here.

And I truly hope that you will enjoy them just as much as I do.