Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Today's Embroidery

If you're an experienced embroiderer, you may think my geometric designs with their uneven stitches and wonky shapes are nothing more than poor workmanship.  However, the circles I have dyed into the blanket are uneven, and each one is slightly different.  As a result, I decided it would be pointless to try to produce perfectly shaped designs.  Instead, I'm aiming for "overall effect".  The Blanket is not being entered into any competitions, and it's for my pleasure.  I hope others with no real embroidery experience (like me) will feel that they are able to attempt a project of this kind.  Do please leave me comments of your thoughts.  Thanks.


The designs all come out of my head - when I doodle, I always draw geometric and symmetrical designs like these.


8 comments:

loulee said...

I think it looks grat Shirley. Who cares what the embroidery police think......

verobirdie said...

I too think it looks great. And the point is you do it for you pleasure, so you are your own judge. I'm not sure it would be different if you'd wanted to enter a competition, in that case too, you would put your soul in your embroidery. Only for a commission, you would have to comply with rules and constraints, in my opinion.

Liz Butcher said...

What I like with your embroidery is the actual designs straight out of your head. Going with the flow. You don't actually need to be exact with this project, i don't think. Well done.

Leeann said...

looking good! For more inspiration go to pintangle.com for hand embroidery stitches, and there's a stitch dictionary there too with instructions on how to stitch them.

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The Idaho Beauty said...

These are superbly cool! Nothing better then doodling out of your head with embroidery.

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Emmy said...

heee I love your blanket at this moment I am also on the course for the blanket nice to see your work