Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Needle thread painting

Got this lovely books for embroidery from Trish Burr and I had one of them for about a year now , doing nothing .
Now I am struggling with this blackwork embroidery and I was thinking I better relax with something else.
This is the struggling part of my life :)

I never done needle painting but usually anything new is very exciting for me and very relaxing .
So I start a bit of embroidery from the first book I got
http://trishburr.co.za/content/books
And like usually I could not start from the start of the book
I am terrible on start something wherever page  the book is opening at .

Anyway now I have to do something with this two little flowers and I do hope by the weekend to do a needle case or so with them.


Happy crafting all
Hugs
Renata

Monday, 14 July 2014

Blackwork update

I do realise I become very bad with my posts . They are very rare now but to say the truth I have no idea where my time is going .
I made a bit of progress on my Blackwork embroidery but not to much . I kind of drag my feet about but I think I will get few more small projects which I hope will hook me on the technique.



I need to do a bit more work to the ear as I did not get it properly for the moment .
I don't know if the multitude of the stitches are not making the design to busy but I try to get the movements of the hair and the curls using different kind of stitches .
For the skin tones I try to get the shading from the weight of the thread rater than the stitches variety .
Anyway I start to very very happy with the results which I think is the main think .

Happy crafting to all
Hugs
Renata


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Blackwork embroidery

I don't know how many of you see my posts as I do not see any of your in my reading list . I have to go on each one of your blogs to see if is anything new.
Except this inconvenient all OK and good with life .
I manage to get together all my courage and start the Blackwork practise going on . My module in RSN is in October so hope to have time on off to finish this and to get a picture for the actual project.

Here's my lovely model
And here is my started piece
I am not really sure how much likeness is there but looking from a certain distance looks OK . I think...
Isn't?
Anyway I am happy I have got the courage to start .

Hope to manage to do some more by the weekend .

Happy crafting all
Hugs
Renata

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Royal School of Needlework

Yeah... There are three weeks after I got back from RSN and believe me or not I can get back on track .
I don't understand way but I am total confuse with what I want to do and I am at lost .
I have been finishing few old UFO's but yet I do not have the power to start my black work embroidery . I have second thoughts regarding my choice for the second module.
I have started a piece in Hampton and I do not like a bit how is coming out . I have start to prepare another picture and I am scared, ......SCARED you hear me ? Is first time when I am scared of doing something with the needle .
Anyway in a different plan I was having a bit of time to visit the Bloom Festival in Dublin and I was a bit disappointed . The main exhibitors  was more of a commercial nature than anything else.
I got back home with about 20 pictures all together and with the promise to not go back next year .
What I find there interesting was  a stall with butterfly cases and some of this butterfly give me an idea for some silk shading practise .



And then my beautiful Japanese rose can be another embroidery project.

I probably have to take out Tiger's ear and forget the fact after I took this pic he very much enjoy the taste of the flower.
Sometime I am asking my self if he didn't was a cow in a previous life as constant he is having a serving of this flowers.




Happy crafting all
Hugs
Renata


Friday, 16 May 2014

Rainbow science details part two

Some time is a bit hard to keep up with this social media in special when children are still at home.
My son will have tonight his graduation and last night was the fever of finding his suit and that particular black shirt and so on . Anyway was lucky in off this did not was my daughter otherwise I probably was busy over my head for about few months before the event.
Getting back to my quilt I have some of other patches pics here as I promise









 This last pic is from the time when I start the quilt and I had to get the go ahead accept from my master :)
My Tiger have to check every single piece I work . The single place he did not sleep yet is in the top of the embroidery frame from RSN. There definitely he's not aloud .

Happy crafting all
Hugs
Renata

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Rainbow science details

I think I had posted few details of this quilt at the time of making it but because I a bit lazy to go back and see were the posts are I will just post them again.
I do have about 15 little squares with a theme and the rest are only like this one with flowers .
 This one is about electricity and atomic energy.
 this is a view of the nature
 I love the CI so a bit of DNA , blood cells , prints and so on go well . :)
 My rainbow was intended to cover the light refraction .
 The human body is always a huge subject in the science.
 Bugs , insects and they own life is an infinite domain .
 OK, this have nothing to do with science as is a reproduction of Van Gogh but I love arts a lot
 The magnetic field
 Some geometrical forms will cover maths.
And here is the life under the sea with the famous Nemo
I will be back tomorrow hope with details of the rest of the patches.

Happy crafting all
Hugs
Renata

Monday, 12 May 2014

Rainbow science



The story of my Quilt is very simple but full of feelings.


It is my belief that a Quilt can tell great stories.  That is why I decided my quilt will not only be geometrical pieces of fabric put together but it will tell a story. I allowed my imagination  inspiration to create each embroidered square.


All the treads that I used in my quilt have been passed down to me from my grandmother. While creating sewing each square I had many memories of my childhood.


I remember being about 3 -5 years old and playing with the threads - I am 43 now!!  By creating this quilt  using these special threads has meant a great deal to me.



 Happy crafting all
 Hugs
 Renata