Thursday, January 25, 2007

Embroidery: TAST Buttonhole

Only just onto week2 of Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) - well here it is a very freestyle buttonhole.

First I lightly dyed my fabric, bargain curtain lining from Dumelm (or Dullelm as my 15 year old son calls it!). I have a palette of Koh-I-Noor Brilliant Waterbased Dyes that I got from Art Van Go at the last Harrogate knitting and stitching show and I just use them like watercolours. I lined the fabric with some medium vilene, and put the fabric into a frame.

All the stitches are a variation of buttonhole, and are all what I would call freestyle, that is just going with the flow.

I have an idea for TAST week3 detatched chain stitchso I had better get a shimmy on!


kay susan said...

Nice sample. Like that you used your handpainted fabric!

Virginia said...

It is simply amazing. It is like a painting!
Thanks for sharing.


Elizabeth said...

Great work! It makes me feel like the wind is blowing through a meadow and around a tree.

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE your little country flower scene all in buttonhole. Very creative :)

meli said...

your combination of watercolor and embroidery really brings out the best of both. thanks for sharing!