1 year of stitches- a new family project

 

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First of all I have to confess: I don’t make a stitch every day, I don’t make a photo of my embroidery hoop every day. And probably, during the summertime, when the sun will shine until very late, I will not be able to put a stitch for months. On the other hand I really enjoy the whole project.

a mother- daughter project

a mother- daughter project

But first things first: everything started when I saw this post  on Brown Paper Bag blog, of Sara Barnes and I thought that it would be very interesting for me to go deeper on a craft that I haven’t practice as much. As a kid I used to make all these useless embroideries, mainly in cross stitch, that made me get bored very fast and that’s why I learned knitting so I could knit clothes for me and my dolls. Later on, I started to use embroidery again as a design element to  weaving. In the meantime I admire (and feel a bit jealous) all these amazing embroideries that I find on pinterest and on the blogs that I follow. And I like it so much that this old craft is becoming an artistic expression around the world.

So when I saw this challenge I told to my self: «This is the opportunity to learn new stitches and have fun with thread and needle».On the first of January, I collected all I needed and started. The best time for doing this is in the evening, when I have finished all the tasks of the day and we spend a little time with the family just before we go to sleep. That seemed interesting to Zoe, my fourth daughter and in the beginning she was choosing the stitch of the day and helped me with the photos. Later on she asked for an embroidery hoop of her own. And now both of us sit  next to the stove making stitches, talking and relaxing.That is a moment of happiness, isn’t it?

more progress

more progress

My creative space- the happy house is finished!

Here is the happy house pillow case that I blogged about it some months ago.
It is finished and now it is part of the automn decoration of the window at ERGANI workshop.

I like it very much so I decided to weave some more. Here are some photos of the weaving process:

The name of these pillow cases is «who lives in the… (tree, casttle, house, boat, cloud!)»
And you can use your imagination to make a nice story!

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My creative space-playfull pillows- DROPS

Sometimes inspiration comes from the materials and not from the theme. That happened when a friend of mine gave me some samples of fabulous fabrics from Cocomat Company.

 I knew I had to do something special with them.

 I tried some fabric beads for a necklace (it was a gift and I have no photo) and then the idea of the playfull pillows was born.

On these pillow cases you can mix and match the colors and you can play with the drops.

They are handwoven with linen warp and weft in neutral color.The drops are sewed by hand.

More playfull pillows are coming…
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