‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder’ by Sara Barnard A young adults book. The title doesn’t say much before you read it. The blurb says it’s about two people – one doesn’t talk, one can’t hear. Reading it as the last book by this author my daughter read was about people trying to kill themselves. Wow!… Continue reading The power of books, stitch and our minds
So pleased with how this has turned out 🙂 The stitched piece next to the drawing. A close up.
I seem to have three different projects on the go and I’m flitting from one to another. I’ve been drawing a design for using the Christmas ribbons I bought years ago. Too nice to cut up so wanted to make something to treasure :-). Really need to do more on this as before I know… Continue reading What to work on?
There’s been a battle between sitting in the garden in the sun and using the sewing machine inside this week. Sitting outside won so it’s been the perfect chance to keep trying mindful stitching. It has been very calming and relaxing. The stitching is progressing quickly so I will have to prepare more fabric soon.… Continue reading Stitching and sunshine battle
This discarded drawing, by my daughter, I rescued from the rubbish pile. She didn’t like it. I love it – the lines of the stem, shape of the leaves, the simplicity. Eager to use Lutrador and wire again I’m having a go at representing the drawing in stitch. I drew the leaves on Lutrador using… Continue reading Unloved drawing to loved stitching
I started slow (mindful) stitching this week. The aim of mindful stitching is to be more ethical with your stitching materials and to be more aware of/concentrate on the movement of your needle rather than the item you are stitching. So with this in mind I rummaged through my fabric and thread stash for materials… Continue reading Stitching without purpose
At last I’ve finished the Embroiderers Guild Sea Holly course and my head is buzzing with ideas on how I can use the new skills I’ve learnt. This is the first Embroiderers Guild online course I’ve done and I would certainly do another one. The application form was easily downloaded from their website and I… Continue reading Stitching fun and new skills