Archive for inspirations

Free patterns

Have a look at the photo set of ♥wool&cotton♥ on flickr. Sue publishes pretty floral and sunbonnet girls’ patterns. Check also other of her sets, they are really inspirational too 🙂

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autumn

I spent few days in Bieszczady again and before I prepare some more photos I’d like to show you what can happen when you get up early there 😉

Let’s say it’s where the wool come from.

sheeps in Bieszczady

Yes, we saw this from our balcony early in the morning. After all there came an angry lady and forced the sheeps to go to other place. Anyway- isn’t it a good way to mow the grass?

I’m wondering where and how their wool will be used?

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Looking for spring?

Check flowers and butterflies by mangold47. It’s a hudge library of beautiful pictures that you can use as embroidery inspirations or as a base to create color pallettes. It’s amazing, that you can use a simple photo in so many ways, not only as a nice object to watch.

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Arts & crafts runners

Have a look at a blog In the fold by Amy Munson Bismarck. She’s showing a wonderful collection of arts & crafts vintage runners.

I love the designs from that time, especially by Charles Rennie Macintosh (I had a chance to see the Glasgow School of Arts, it’s a beautful building). What is more interesting for me, his wife,  Margaret MacDonald, was a really gifted artist and embroiderer. Check this site to see her embroidered panel.

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some inspiration

I was on exhibition of Alfonse Mucha paintings last week. It’s fantastic! If you hava a chance to see his works in a bigger versions than on a computer monitor, do that. I think poster should be available in more places. It’s really worth to see them in an original size and have a pleasure to analyze every single motif.

You can check the exhibitions on the site of The Mucha Foundation, where you find also some photos in the gallery.

To be on topic- Muchas’ paintings are popular themes of cross stitch. Here are some free patterns, and also Lanarte has some kits. Would’t it be a wonderful thing to have one of them on your wall?

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Eco tags

As you could see, I’m trying to organize my life and this is another step. I made tags to “sign” the boxes with fabrics and laces that I’m using. It takes so much time to find the right box as they are similar and the whole operation is quite complicated because the boxes are over the door. Now I will see, what’s inside every of them. You can guess 😉

eco tags

Another thing- why eco? I used only recycled materials to make them, nothing new and bought especially for them. It’s a good way to use nice papers and other things that you don’t want to throw out but have no idea what to do with them.

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TAST week 17- running stitch

This time I decided to play whith the fabric and made a sampler, where the stitch is almost invisible but creates some tricky folds that become the actual image:

TAST17

The thing I learnt is that you don’t really need a difficult and ornamental stitch to make a complicated embroidery.

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