Sunday, 15 January 2017

Some new stitching......

I am pleased to say that this past weekend I have started work on a new stitching project.  I know I was supposed to be working on quilts made from blocks that I had already pieced such as those I showed you in my first post of 2017 but, I also like to challenge myself to try something new each year too.  This year, I have decided to try some projects working with wool.  


Some while ago I signed up for a Craftsy Class given by Sue Spargo.  I have always admired Sue's work and have several of her books including the two beautiful little reference books 'Creative Stitching' and 'Creative Texturing' and her fabulous coffee table book 'Stitches to Savor'.



All three books are full of inspirational photographs so, as well as starting the first block of a butterfly sampler which forms the project that you follow along with in the class, I have been inspired to try my hand at making a 'circles' wool quilt.




So far, I have cut the background and the wool circles which I plan to use. I have positioned these on the background ready to be appliqued in place after which, the fun of adding decorative stitches can start!!



I am really looking forward to adding hand stitches and other embellishments to the circles. Some of them will be stitches and techniques which I will learn following Sue's class, while others will be stitches I have learned over the past year or so by following and stitching the TAST stitches generously posted each week by Sharon Boggon of Pintangle. There are still more stitches to be posted by Sharon but, I have decided not to follow them religiously every week this year but rather just to try them here and there on other projects as they are appropriate.



I will of course be completing the TAST Sampler that I have been making but, I will not be adding any more new stitches.  In order to fill in the background ready for it to be made into a picture to hang, I will be adding a few extra examples of stitches which I have already learned. I will show you more of that when the stitches are added and I am ready to make it into a picture.  In the meantime, I can't wait to get started on my wool projects!!  

Have a lovely week! 

20 comments:

  1. Wool is something that's intrigued me but I have never seriously tried. I am looking forward to seeing how it goes x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I am really looking forward to getting started on the circle projects... I am already enjoying the butterfly block! Christine x

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  2. Liebe Christine,
    ich finde es toll wie du dich an neues Material wagst, Wolle ist ja schon anders als hauchdünnes Stickgarn.
    Bin sehr gespannt wie es weiter geht.

    LG Uta

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  3. As always, I love seeing your work. I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of those wool circles in lovely colors!

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  4. Your a busy little bee aren't you Christine, love your embroidery. Happy Stitching. xx

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  5. Ooooh, this will be so interesting to see how it progresses. Love the butterfly.

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  6. A beautful project! I really loved Sue's craftsy class and I love the start of your butterfly!
    Hugs Martina

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  7. Hi Christine,wow your wool piece looks awesome,you will have so much fun with these xx

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  8. You have found a perfect new project for your stitching. It will be fun to watch!
    KATRIN W.

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  9. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the wool! There are so many things out there to be learned... Have a nice week! Ariadna.

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    das finde ich ja oberklasse, ich bin schon sehr lange an diesen Wollapplikationen interessiert, ich werde deine Berichte aufmerksam verfolgen und freue mich darauf was du da so zaubern wirst!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  11. I have the Stitches to savour book too, sumptuous isn't it. Ive been collecting wool for a while now too! I have baskets full of felted woollies but have also laid for harris tweed offcuts and some Moda wool too.

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  12. Love the idea of working with wool. I've been eyeing felted wool projects myself. Your progress looks so pretty!

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  13. I look forward to seeing your new project unfold and to seeing your sampler fill in. You do such lovely work!

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  14. Beautiful inspiration. Looking forward to seeing your project come to life.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. This sounds a lovely project and I like the soft colours you have chosen for your circles.

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  16. Sue's stitching is so inspiring. I was lucky enough to see lots of her quilts in person--she even let us touch them! You are going to have lots of fun with your stitching this year!

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  17. Liebe Christine,
    das hast Du dir ja ein schönes neues Projekt vorgenommen. Wolle ist ja ganz anders zu verarbeiten. Freue mich schon auf Deine Erfahreungen und Berichte.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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  18. Oooh - I can't wait to see what you do with your circle quilt!! I would love to try working with wool, but it would mean having to get more stash and I simply don't have room to add anything else.

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  19. Your wool projects sound exciting! Love the pretty wool circles...it is a nice soft textured fabric to work with I think too, so very pleasant to sew! Looking forward to seeing your makes Christine.
    Helen xox

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