Thursday, March 30, 2006

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Week 9:
It's a beautiful Spring day so I'm posting the finished Flowers and Vines stool. I'm thinking on working this design using pn embroidery on some hand-dyed wool - and maybe another hooked stool using different colors.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Wrap Up

I finished up the embroidered bracelet and I'm semi-happy with it. I trimmed the bracelet and applied glue to its edge. I couldn't find silk ribbon locally so used sanmari ribbon instead that I'm quite pleased with. Attaching the ribbon to the band with Wonder Under worked well. Here's what I don't like: There's not enough of an edge to cover up the tiny white material edge that peeks through. And, something about it reminds me of high school. Still, I think I'll try a 2 inch cuff using more delicate-thinner threads.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

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Week 8: Dark Stripes
It actually feels like spring out this evening so this is a quick note as I'm going out for a walk. This week's stool is primarily greens and purples and lots of texture. I gave this stool to a sister and brother-inlaw.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tree of Life

Here's an old rug hooking pattern I have. It's a Virginia Snow design. From the pictures on the pattern's flyer it looks to be from the mid 1920s or later. The Virginia Snow patterns were for punch needle and distributed through the Dexter Thread Company. I think Dexter sold their products through Sears Robuck. Anyway, I like the quirky tree of life design.Then again it could be just a whimsical flowering plant.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sunday Samples

I keep changing my mind on the color scheme for the spokes stool. My most recent leaning is to use a split complementary of yellow green, violet, and yellow oranges. My original idea involved using salmon with red violets and a myrtle green. Either way I'll need to do some dying! But really, I'm pretty sure I'll be changing my mind again before I finish.

I'm making a punch needle embroidery wrist band as an experiment. It's about 1 inch wide. My plan is to use a small toggle clasp for the fastening and attach the embroidery to silk ribbon for the inside backing. Now I'm trying to find a store with nice silk ribbon but may have to go the online route. I'm pretty happy with it so far, but I'm thinking a wider 2 inch band would be cool.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

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Week 7: The Underbelly
Sometimes how the underside of a piece looks is as important as the top. I always add upholstery fabric and sometimes a trim to cover up the raw stool bottom. I try to use a fabric that works well with the hooked stool design. Since I use fabric remnants it can be tricky now and then to find a smashing pair up.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Turnip Up

I ended up tacking the turnip I made a while back onto a piece of linen, and then added a little embroidery and applique. I'm thinking of turning it into a pot holder or I may stitch to another base fabric to make a small hanging.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

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Week 6: Re-tread Stripes
This stool was my first commission. Its colors are the same as the first striped stool I posted except for one subtle different color. I varied the stripe pattern also.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Embroidered Buttons

The other week when I made my felt ball pin cushion I found some half ball button covers in my button stash. This weekend I punched these buttons while taking a break from hooking a handbag. The size of these are 3/4 inch.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

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Week 5:
Here are random rectangles with a small color palette. Could this also be influenced by Klee?