Embroidery of Chance
I started with a velvet square in a dusky pink colour.
Added random wool tops with needle-felting just to add a bit of colour to start with.
Then, using the TAST stitches and a dice roll #5 for which box of threads I will use.
A coin toss gives me Regular or Irregular stitching.
Other rolls of the dice give me - Design Shape, Line Design, and Decoration or Embellishments for the whole piece.
Knotted Feather Stitch - Irregular, curved
Inverted Feather Stitch - Regular, haphazard
Raised Herringbone Band - Regular, triangle, vertical
The CHANCE part is working out fine so far. I think I might change the way the threads are randomly chosen though as I wasn't too pleased with the bright green on the back of the raised herringbone band. The best way to get a cohesive colourway would probably be to choose perhaps a dozen or so threads that would actually look good on the background, and then have the dice choose which one to use next.
I will PLAY with that idea on the next roll of the dice.
Ear Ear Project
The soft spongy ear-pads on my headphones disintegrated two weeks ago and it's a bit painful trying to use them without the soft pad, so here is my solution to that problem.
I am very pleased with the result. Rather snazzy I think.
My Mum's Steam Engine Cross Stitch
Here are the photo's of the large cross-stitch project that my mum started but had to give up on due to failing eye-sight.
As mentioned on a previous post, I shall be finishing the last 3 carriages in her memory.
The whole thing when finished is 1.6 metres long (yes, over one and a half metres) and about 200mm high.
That is quite a large cross stitch panel.
I'm not sure when I will have time this year, but it is on my TO-DO list.
Learning Lace Making
This is the treasured lace-making equipment I have.
All of this was my mums, and I have inherited quite a few of her books on the subject as well.
The domed cushion for pinning the projects.
Her best bobbins in her custom made case for them.
A collection of her other bobbins in another case she made.
A few of her special pyrography bobbins.
And a pair of very special bobbins in a box.
Well that's it for this week's show-and-tell.
Hope you enjoyed the eye-candy.