Monday, 18 June 2012

A stitch with a twist

I went on a course last week 
and I  learnt a few things
 well a lot actually...
so much easier than trying to teach myself from a book!
 The 'Stitchin' day was based around the work of Léa Stansal
 check out the links here and here
(traslation available)
 now I find myself staying up all hours of the night...
watching mindless TV and stitching
like I need this in my schedule right now
kid's summer hols just around the corner...

35 comments:

Caterina Giglio said...

just gorgeous M! you have far more patience than I! there is no way I could create something this beautiful, I get far too wiggy!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is gorgeous. I love what you are stitching. I SO wish I could grip a needle. It's really lovely and so very well done. All your stitches are so precise.

BTW, I was by earlier to leave a comment on your postcards, but I wasn't able to log into blogger, so was unable to leave you a message since you don't allow anonymous comments.

Just wanted to say, I really enjoyed both these postcards, especially the black and white one.

Sue said...

I have a soft spot for embroidery so enjoyed very much seeing your beautiful stitching.

Gini said...

Wowser those flowers look complicated to do but they are just fabulously pretty. Get the kids winding balls of thread for you over the holidays, they'll be overjoyed with that suggestion no doubt :-)

Hopefully you get the chance to keep up with the sewing over the next few months so you don't forget any of it!
Gini
xx

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Oh Margaret your embroideries are so wonderful, love you flowers.
Hugs Anni

Jenxo said...

i have never seen such lovely flowers Margaret, made up from all these lovely stitches....beautiful colors too...

i did lots of embroidery corses, it does really help to be hands on :)

carole brungar said...

Pretty darn clever! I love them!

kandeland said...

lovely, lovely! i took a Brazilian embroidery class many years ago, and loved how it looked...I just didn't have the patience for it! hope you continue on and learn more and have fun with it! it's gorgeous to create with a needle! have a great day, xo

~*~Patty S said...

I can see why you've started and can't stop

Don't stop!!!

gorgeous stitches dear M

I learn much better by being shown tather than trying to 'read' instructions...I cannot wait to see where this takes you
you are off to a brilliant start!
oxo

Alisa Noble said...

Oh my god... you're killin' me. These are AMAZING!!!

Stitching and knitting- that's what I do in front of the TV.

Linda said...

I had to stop unpacking and come see what the girls were talking about!!!! I live these! You are a FAST learner! I feel another swap coming on!!!!

Halle said...

So beautiful! Love the white petals. Is that ribbon?

Cynthia Eloise said...

your stitching is beautiful. i'm fascinated with the little pedals.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Very cool dimension and love those colours.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would much rather see a technique than try to read about it or follow a pattern. Hope your week is great. Tammy

Catharina Maria said...

Beautiful !!!!!!!!!
love ♥RINI♥

Jamie said...

Beautiful! I have really been enjoying stitching lately! It's nice to see what you are doing! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com

Bamby LeaStansal said...

Gorgeous !!! Please feel free to come and visit the collective blog and post your Léa Stansal's embroidery style ! Bamby

ale said...

dear margaret...all your stiching are absolutly beautifullllll !!!!!! how lovely!!!!!! l can imagine you stiching and enjoying the hole day!!!!!!!!!!!!jaja!! besos enormes!!!!!!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

oh M....these are fantastic....I ADORE embroidery and would LOVE to do a stitching course...and Yes..I learn much better by being shown rather than trying to follow instructions from a book (no patience LOL)... Cant wait to see more of your stitchery !! ;)
Jan x

Dawn said...

Oh How LUSH beautiful work hun xx

Deborah said...

Found your sweet blog today and wanted to say hi, your work is just so beautiful :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

BadPenny said...

Totally beautiful - no wonder you are addicted !
May & June ATC's up at last ! x

Dagmar said...

Just wonderful..love stitching, and have a few projects on the go..still waiting for my book..been making Pom Pom birdies for Claire❤

Nathalie Thompson said...

First a 3 legged bird, now these amazing flowers! I don't think you can say, "I can't sew" anymore!

I envy your time watching senseless tv and stitching!

BadPenny said...

Me again... have just found your delightful ATC for May ! Sorry to be so unorganised May was a washout & June likewise !

Oxana said...

WOW!!!! This is simply gorgeous!!!

Jenny said...

How incredibly divine Margaret... your stitching is amazing... and soooo gorgeous... you are just so talented...

Hugs
Jenny x

Jill said...

Wow! I love what you are stitchin'!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What fabulous stitching, I love it. So textural I just want to run my fingers over it :)

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