Saturday, 22 June 2013

Ship ahoy !!

I can see boats & ships from several windows when they pass by. Not living by water before moving here, they have now become somewhat fascinating to watch. Here's just a little tug heading off to bring a larger vessel in but I can't wait til the end of July when some special ships are due to pass by! (Hopefully I'll get some pix!)

Speaking to our decorator (who was a regular sailor when younger) yesterday about ships & sailmaking, reminded me of my personal stitching interest & once again a connection with stitches, fabric & threads in yet another craft. He told me there's a sailmaker nearby where possibly I could go & watch ... a definite diary date for the future!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Fabric mosaic samples

Scraps stitched in various colours
Above is a sample of machine embroidery - initial techniques/ideas originating from a reversible patchwork waistcoat I'm working on. I think somehow they are going to be ideal for Project:Mosiac - however early days yet!! Pix below show the previous stages (if you're interested in finding out more about their stitching, visit my Machine Embroidery blog where there's more detail):

Scraps pinned into position
Held down with machine embroidery