More progress on my flag for the DailyFlag fundraiser. This week I traced the appliqué pieces, cut out the fabric, finalized the layout and began the stitching. As always, the project evolves and there were a few major changes in this one.
I was careful enough to do mini tests at each step and caught some problems early on. For one, Continue reading Appliqué raccoon flag – II
This month’s craft project is an appliqué flag I’m making as part of a neighbourhood art installation for a food bank fundraiser (Daily Flag for DailyBread). I will be blogging as the project progresses to avoid the mega-blog at the end.
The design shows four raccoons having a Christmas-time romp atop the iconic Leuty Lifeguard station in my neighbourhood. Continue reading Applique racoon flag – I
Here is a design of my own, for a project I finished in sunny August. It was a birthday present for an amazingly athletic woman. This is an example to show that it only takes a basic knowledge of freehand embroidery and a simple design, to turn a creative idea into a product that feels personalized and looks great.
The fabric is plain muslin, and the hoop serves as a frame so the final place can be hung up on a wall. Continue reading Embroidered cyclist
This project certainly wins the medal for being the one longest deferred – almost two years! I had started it in mid 2012, before I had much experience with embroidery. The idea was to embroider a pillowcase with a sweet Japanese haiku. In this case, I had selected
Under the moonlit sakura
A butterfly dances
Continue reading Embroidered haiku pillow