Lovin’ embroidery

Written by Vicky on June 30, 2008 – 4:23 pm -

Can I tell you how much I love embroidery? I’m not great at it, I’ve just started to learn a few basic stitches but I love it!

The fab thing about embroidery is the way you can contrast colours against a background and it has to be one of the most soothing crafts I’ve ever done.

Here are a couple of things I’ve made recently using embroidery. Both of them ended up being gifts.

Apologies for the quality of the photos, my camera seems to be in a bad mood all the time lately.

A birdie purse (front & back)…

Purse with bird and flower embroidery

and an owl bag made from a funky quilt cover…

Tote bag with owl embroidery

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Crochet ladies at Stitched UP.

Written by Sue on June 19, 2008 – 10:03 pm -

crochet by lailaCrocet by LailaCrocet by Laila

Just in case you wondered what we did on a Wednesday night, I took my camera down yesterday and snapped these pieces by two of our Crochet ladies. Above is Lailas wonderful textural piece that has been coming together over the last few weeks.

Crochet by MargaretCrocet by Margaret

This fun version of noughts and crosses is by Margaret who also made a set of Russian Dolls!! ( saw them last week but no camera , will try and capture them soon) If you fancy learn how to crochet pop into the Textile Workshop for the full course list. If you just fancy bringing whatever you are working on, call in on a Wednesday night, 6-8.30. We have members that stitch, knit, bead and make lace, basically all stitch/thread crafts welcome.

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Lovely Lady Crochet Lumps

Written by Vicky on June 3, 2008 – 8:03 pm -

Sculptural crochetWhenever I see this brilliant piece of scuplture crochet I can’t help but think of that Black-Eyed Peas song “My Humps”. If you’re not already familiar with the song, check it out on You Tube (below) and you’ll see what I mean.

Just a week ago I sent Margaret, our Stitched-Up crochet expert, a link to a post by Julie on the Stitchify blog about sculptural crochet. I was very impressed by Julie’s work and knew that if anyone would be able to do it too it would be our Margaret – and she did. How great is this? I think this crochet lady should be our new Stitched-Up mascot!

Click on the photo to see a larger version.

Here’s the Black Eyed Peas video too… Enjoy….

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Library updated

Written by Vicky on June 3, 2008 – 7:45 pm -

Stitched Up libaryJust a quick note to let you know that the libary has been updated with a few new books, Quick & Easy Soft Furnishings, The Complete Book of Soft Furnishings and Making Gifts in Counted Cross-Stitch.

Visit our Library Page to see all of our current books.

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