My regular machine embroidery group at the Settlement have been getting to grips with cable stitch this term (using thicker threads on the bobbin) and have been working on landscape pictures. As an example I took a sketch that I made in the grounds of Wimpole Hall last year...
and have turned it into this stitched landscape. I'm still debating whether to add the yellow flowers in the foreground.
Not everyone in class has finished yet but the results are looking good from those who have. Catriona based her landscape on those of Carol Naylor, with excellent results.
Margaret was inspired by her many visits to the David Hockney exhibition, again with stunning results... the colours just glow.
And I think Denise may have been inspired by New Zealand, as that is where she is now! Beautiful!
Of course I can't do a blog post these days without showing you the latest miniature book. My brief this time was a labrador theme. My own boy "Barley" provided the cover picture.
And the book sported a machine embroidered cover.
Although any labrador owner will tell you that the dog would not be walking away from the bone in the bowl!
Have a lovely weekend... Mums have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday... and I might be back next week... but so much to do and so little time as I'm also off to New Zealand in just one week!