Sunday, 31 July 2016

Harvesting Carrots on World Embroidery Day

World Embroidery Day, 30th July, was established five years ago in Sweden and as the word is spreading more and more participate.

Did you take part? Did you get together and stitch with friends? Did you stitch 'publicly' in a park or at the bus stop?

I am a hermit stitcher and spend the day quietly at home trying to fit in small sessions of stitchery in my day of chores.

The embroidery I chose to work on was another stumpwork portrait. Here is a detail:
Harvesting carrots!

The portrait is a birthday card and I will show the whole portrait once the card has reached its destination, just in case the recipient is reading my blog.

16 comments:

  1. Very nice! Can't wait to see the whole card.

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  2. I've not done any embroidery today, but I could get off this computer and do some.

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  3. Nice piece of embroidery to celebrate the day!

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    1. I am quite pleased with the completed card, but it took so much time I had little time for other projects.

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  4. How realistic the carrots look. I too look forward to seeing the whole card.
    I enjoyed my hermit embroidery too.

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    1. This is the lazy man's stumpwork - wind thread round a metal wire and you get a carrot - no needle in sight!!! Had it been bigger I could have made the carrots with Raised Stem Stitch Band.

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  5. Hallo Queenie :)
    What a nice idea to celebrate this so special day....I love your carrot ....on the top of carrots, maybe a gardener ?
    Wishing you a lovely week,

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    1. Your guess is correct, the hands holding the carrots belong to a gardener.
      You, too, have a grand week.

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  6. Looking forward to seeing the card, those beautiful carrots look good enough to munch on.Belated Happy Embroidery Day.

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    1. Thank you. Delicious or not, they sure are packed with fibre!

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  7. Those carrots look delicious. Great way to celebrate the day.

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    1. Yes, stumpwork is the kind of embroidery I really love and it WAS a great way to spend World Embroidery Day.

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  8. So much beautiful and healthy carotin on your work in progress - I am curiously waiting.

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    1. Yes, healthy carotin and fibre. This was easy 'embroidery'!

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