Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Barnacles and Buttons

Many years ago when my friend Jude and I did our City and Guilds Machine Embroidery, Jude made a tiny but exquisite sample of feather stitch that looked just like a barnacle encrusted rock. So today in my City and Guilds class when we worked through samples of whip stitch, moss stitch and feather stitch there were several attempts at barnacles. There is something quite satisfying about working very small... these barnacles are only about 0.5 cm in diameter.

Still working small... there have been more buttons. Hand stitched this time and carrying messages.



Bigger than the barnacles at 1.5 cm but still pretty small. Not sure I want to work big again!

Once again, thank you all for your kind messages of support. Cutting back my workload... and working small is definitely helping!

11 comments:

  1. those are teeny! Do you need glasses now or are you settling for a magnifying glass?

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  2. oh I love working small and these are beautiful, especially the buttons.

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  3. Lovely, beautiful work Gina, those buttons!
    I'm so glad you have decided to cut back on your work commitments ~ Take good care of yourself x

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  4. wow - I think that's all I can say!!!

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  5. Working small is very satisfying - and much trickier than working 'big'! The buttons and embroidery are gorgeous. x

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  6. What beautiful tiny stitching!! I love the little buttons.
    I'd definately need my glasses on for those!

    xxx

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  7. What amazing fine motor control and eyesight you must have!

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  8. Exquisite work Gina, well done. Though how you can work so small is beyond me.

    Love the barnacles and the buttons.

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  9. Oh dear, that's beyond me, I'd need binoculars. Absolutely wonderful!!

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  10. Those "barnacles" are gorgeous and such pretty thread too. Am pleased that the lighter load is doing you good.

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