Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A finish and a WIP

All embroidered and embellished
On Tuesday I spent the day in the company of Jane Van Keulen - textile artist, and lots of other ladies. Jane comes to Kaiapoi twice a month and takes a day of stitching.

This was the first time I had juggled my work schedule to attend and I managed to finish a dove for the xmas tree and start a pig.

The back of the dove

The dove I first covered in white silk. This was then satin stitched around all the edge to hold it onto the pattern last. Then the embellishing starting. Silver thread is couched, sequins and beads attached and a little bit of stitching.

Both these projects are patterned and designed by Jane and the fabrics and threads are dyed by her. I loved having time out during the day to stitch and chat.

I do not need to start any other new projects but all of Jane's work just inspired me so much, I want to do a million things!!

I link to these places 

The start of my pig stitchery


  1. That wee dove will look smart on your tree. Chris has done a pig that is lovely. Look forward too seeing yours. X

  2. Amazing what you can make with fabric, lovely!

  3. Love these events and opportunities! so inspiring :)

  4. they look great and how wonderful to have time to learn too

  5. That's going to look lovely on the christmas tree and I look forward to seeing the pig! :)

  6. What a special decoration for your Christmas tree. I like the idea of personalised decorations made with love.

  7. Very sweet. I love the detail you've added. Cx


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