Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WIPW - Appleton

Work In Progress Wednesday for this week is featuring my

'Conveyor Belt' needlecase 
wool embroidery. I am stitching on black cashmere with Appleton wool. Wonderfully soft!
 These are the shades I selected.

Last week I showed the design I had marked on the black cashmere, and
this is how it looks now.
It is far from completed, but was the most enjoyable work!

34 comments:

  1. The work is beautiful. I have never worked with wool before, it is nice to see them.
    Chitra

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    1. The weather in Tokyo is now cool enough for working with wool embroidery.

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  2. The colors you've chosen are gorgeous and your stitches are beautiful.

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    1. It was fun to just let the needle do the work!

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  3. I do enjoy your work, Queenie, beautiful designs and great use of color.

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    1. I haven't touched wool yarn for 6 months so it was nice to play with this project.

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  4. I can see a happy dancing figure in the one on the right.

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    1. Oh, I just love when a designer looks at my work and see things I haven't seen!!! What music do you think there is?

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  5. Wonderful colors and stitches!

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    1. It was most enjoyable to just add colours and stitches as the fancy took me.

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  6. I like this :-), Appleton have some lovely shades.
    What do you use to mark your wool fabric with? Whatever I use, doesn't seem to stay on.
    xx

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    1. Appleton DO have some lovely shades and the yarn is so SOFT to work with (unlike many of the Swedish wool embroidery yarns).
      I use a CLOVER liquid charcoal pen, and the markings stay on well on cotton but on this piece of cashmere it rubs off easily. One has to be quick and careful!!!
      This is a similar one on sale in the US: http://www.clover-usa.com/en/marking-tools/245-white-ink-marker.html

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    2. I am working on a dark wool felt at the moment and yes, one has to be quick :-)
      I have realised that it was a waste of time drawing out the whole design in one go, as most of has gone now!
      xx

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    3. Good idea, not to draw the whole design at the start of a new project.

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    4. Do you know this site? The threads are even softer than Appleton, wonderful shades.
      http://www.renaissancedyeing.com/en/

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  7. Lovely! Such bright colours and great designs

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  8. You made great progress this week. I don't think I have worked with wool yarns. They look so soft and I love the colors. Lovely work!

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    1. Well, Renee, knowing you, I'd say you will try wool one day; you are always embarking on new stitch adventures! Happy voyage!

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  9. lovely shades you are working with here and work so well on the black great design too

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    1. I was lucky to get a lot of Appleton yarn for Christmas and have many shades to choose from.

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  10. Lovely design, I like stitching with Appleton wool too. Luckily I found a shop in Amsterdam that has lots of Appleton wool.

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    1. I was even luckier! I got many of my skeins of Appleton as a gift! Believe it or not but there are not many shops in Tokyo that sell wool for embroidery, The classic stranded cotton, yes, but other more unusual embroidery threads, no.

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  11. Your cushion is gorgeous, Queenie, and I love your needlecases, such a lovely mix of colours! It's wonderful to be able to follow your stitching. I am sewing with Appletons wools too! And thinking of stitching on felt or wool, so it is very useful to know what type of marker pens you are using - thank you.
    Barbara xx

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    1. You make some impressive work yourself! I love the crewel work you show on your blog. Working with wool is very 'comfy' and perfect now that the summer heat is gone here in Japan.

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  12. Today my quilt group was admiring my needle case ... even the owl on top.

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  13. They look so good. I have some black wool fabric but I think the cashmire would be better. Where did you get that?

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    1. From an old Burberry winter coat!

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    2. No one I know can fit into the size of that old coat (belonged to a tiny old lady), part of it is worn out and the buttons had been removed and used for something else. It WAS destined for the bin, so why not use the material for my Swedish wool embroidery instead. So far I've made two wrist warmers, a collar and five needle cases...

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  14. Just lovely looking needlecases Queenie. I have a small box of Appleton wool that someone gave me years ago that I have never done anything with. You have put yours to beautiful use.

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    1. It is so easy to fall in love with soft wool. Don't you think this would be great for your owls?

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