Saturday, 4 June 2011

There's a Theme...

going on this week... Inspired by the masses of daisies in the conservation area behind our house.

Some machine embroidery on felted backgrounds that were worked on the embellisher...

Because at our SPECTRUM meeting this month we were exploring the effects we could achieve with the embellisher machine.

Tiny pieces just 2" square.

A larger piece also on an embellished background but with the addition of some hand stitching

Nothing fancy... just French knots and running stitch.


I had set a challenge this month to stitch an orange square and I felt I ought to set an example and make one too... so the theme continued with a change of background colour. Lots of machine stitching in this one.

and finally... just because I felt like it... some 18mm buttons with a combination of applique with both machine and hand stitching. And the more daisies that I stitch... the more ideas I have, which is a shame really becuse I must get back to some degree work next week.

18 comments:

  1. What delightful little pieces Gina, I do love daisies.

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  2. I love daisies tto! I've just been painting some on old coffee jars (to make candle holders not to decorate the coffee!).

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  3. Your daisies are delightful and so inspiring - I might try something similar with some embellished pieces I have been making. I am often struck by the impact of a simple design and treatment. Each of your small daisies would make a beautiful card for someone special and I love the background of the orange piece. Thankyou for your inspiration.

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  4. oh how I love daisies, in fact my middle childs middle name is Daisy :-) Love the one with the grey background the best but they are all so lovely. x

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  5. Lots of daisies here too, just love them and yours are gorgeous!Penny x

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  6. Daisies do seem to be 'in' at the moment, I planted some in my garden last week and bought more today. Yours are lovely, I like the one on the orange background most of all, not my colour really must be the hot weather!

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  7. The daisies are such happy little creations that make me smile. I love that you added hand stitching, too. Very effective.

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  8. I love daisies too - they seem so sweet and innocent.

    Beautiful beautiful work, love those buttons!

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  9. Nothing wrong with french knots and running stitch!

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  10. Daisies just "do" it for me. My favourites are the top three, love the unfettered background you have placed them on..........

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  11. Your textile skills never cease to amaze me! Your work is beautiful and the textures are incredible :-)

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  12. Can't go wrong with daisies...beautiful!

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  13. Really gorgeous work. Makes me think I should buy an embellisher again! I sold mine....too many toys...not enough time. Love the buttons....what are they going on? M x

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  14. Gina after Facebook I had to come and see what you've been doing - they are all gorgeous

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  15. Daisies and embroidery - what's not to love?!

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  16. ooh you are so good at machine stitching Gina. love your daisies and the textured orange background even more.

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  17. Gina,
    I have this mental picture of you. In my eyes you are Superwoman! If anyone can make all these stunning things and do a degree at the same time it must be you surely? Amazing energy and productivity... send some of it my way please! Lesley x

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