Before getting into my current WIPs I just want to share the beautiful textile Artist’s Trading Card that I received the other day as part of the recent swap organised by Ali @ Very Berry Handmade.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
The theme this time was ‘autumn’ and what represents this better than a beautiful burgandy leaf. Some serious time must have gone into this as the embroidery is so rich and dense….. you can’t help but want to touch it.
My ATC has also been sent on its way to Jude of cocojude.
As you can see, like Alix, leaves were the first thought on my mind and this gave me the perfect chance to try out a new needlepoint technique – leaf stitch.
It’s supposed to reflect the turning of the leaves from crisp green to crunchy red and all the rainbowy-ness in between.
Every time I do some embroidery I remember how much I love it…it’s so relaxing and portable. You don’t need a machine just a needle and thread and your fingers!
I hope it adds a bit of colour to the dreary days we seem to be experiencing at the moment!
I’m waaaaay behind with this so have cut the pieces for ten blocks and am aiming to sew three a night.
Here’s where I’m up to so far:
Sadly this one is not quite right. I think it is crying out for a remake but I just can’t face is right now!
That’s it for now….
Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday