Wednesday, 11 February 2015

WIPW - Conveyor Belt for Wool Embroidery?

I have several things to show for my Work In Progress Wednesday report:

Pile 'em On
More orts have been added to the circular mess. I used my new toy, the Clover Embroidery Threader.


 Then I made another 'flame' of pulled work. The stitch is called Coil Filling Stitch.
(No counting mistakes this time!)

TASTy Beads Galore
TAST #100 Beaded Eastern Stitches were added inside the previously made Beaded Link Chain flower.


New Swedish Wool Embroidery
Last week I told you of the needle keeps I had made based on a pattern in a Swedish craft magazine, Hemslöjd.

It inspired me to make some with Swedish wool embroidery. In fact I am planning to make five of them and marked the outlines in orange thread on a piece of black cashmere. Before cutting up the fabric I will work the embroidery on each needle keep. Is this Conveyor Belt Embroidery?
Front and back of the first one.


New and almost completed Happy Village
I am working on a new Happy Village quilt. The work is fast and fun, and almost completed. As it is a gift I will reveal more once it is no longer in my hands. Anyway, here is a teaser:

The case is, that over a year ago, I was asked to make a quilt for some friends' house warming gift (after they had moved into their new home). What to make for them  has been brewing in my brain ever since, but the actual stitching wasn't started until this week.  I know it has taken a  l-o-n-g  time!
Is this considered a UFO, making a quilt in your head, but actually not starting on the stitching until much later? If yes, I have a lot of UFOs in every nook and cranny of my poor head!

18 comments:

  1. It better not be a UFO until you get started and stop for some reason ... and I mean more than a years worth of stopping. ( who wants to sit ant quilt in the summer with a quilt on your already-hot-lap?) I have several hundred years worth of quilts in my head (and probably the stash as well).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad to hear you say that a not yet started quilt is not a UFO! Also that taking a break from the quilting during the hot season doesn't turn the quilt into a UFO, either.
      Anyway, I have just added the hanging sleeve and the label and the Happy Village quilt is now a FO! Hurrah!

      Delete
  2. Love your Swedish wool embroidery! I'm looking forward to seeing your new Happy Village quilt, fun idea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Although the quilt is completed, I won't show it yet - the recipients might be reading my blog on the sly. Please wait!

      Delete
  3. Your pile 'm on is growing into a beautiful item, love the new pulled thread section. Again your pretty bead embroidery reminded me of the TAST stitches I still have to catch up, but your wool embroidery gave me an idea how to use them! I don't think projects in your head are UFO's, but maybe it's a good idea to put the ideas in a journal, so you don't forget them. They can always inspire you for future work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A journal, eh? I tried Sharon's idea of a working journal, and for some reason it hasn't worked for me. A much less 'worked' journal, i.e. a scribbled note and a simple drawing on a scrap of paper is how I often store the projects from my head. However, every time I find an old note like that, I get panicky and feel guilty that I haven't got started on it...

      Delete
  4. Your pulled work on orts is progressing beautifully. beaded eastern stitch looks lovely. I love your Swedish wool embroidery. I 'd prefer to call the projects I have actually started as UFO's other wise too many ideas which if thought as UFO's will make me very demotivated. Good progress this weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is good to know you, like many others, think a UFO is a project actually started, and not the ones brewing in our heads.

      Delete
  5. You make us so currious! But we have to wait!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your orts piece is looking lively, I'm liking how it is progressing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope it is the kind of work that will look better the 'messier' it gets, or at least the thicker the layer of thread.

      Delete
  7. Queenie, you bring using Orts to a new level. The project is looking more amazing with each new post.

    Conveyor belting is the way to go with small fiddly designs or on fabric that tends to fray. I like the title :-)
    I look forward to more work on the village.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am actually running out of orts! Should I cut up some longer threads into short orts or just cheat and stitch with longer ones?
      The black wool fabric is too small for any of my embroidery hoops so I had to add extensions to support it in the hoop.
      The village is slumbering in a bed of acid free tissue paper. More on that later.

      Delete
  8. Lots of nice work here Queenie, your bead work is gorgeous! Your new quilt looks interesting I will look forward to seeing more.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Eastern stitch is nice with and without beads.
      The Happy Village quilt was SO easy to make, and I have been wondering if I can use the technique and make other scenes.

      Delete

Thank you for dropping by and adding a comment.


Says Google: European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.

As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies.