Knitting

This is one of the Kaleidoscope patterns for the year Ilga Leja did that class. It is so much fun to change colors and see what happens.

A Year in Stitch

The patchwork was a scrap and seemed to want to be used, so I added 3 rings held in place with seed beads. I used perle cotton and Stem stitch. It is machine quilted and is Journal quilt size.

Knitting

This is the shawlette I knitted as the second pattern in Ilga Leja’s year long class on Lace knitting. It was fun and I like it

A Year in Stitch

I think this is the last of the prints I fused to a background and embroidered on. The stitches are buttonhole and French Knots. done is matt silk and Embroidery floss. It’s fun to use the laces I have.

Knitting

Here is Autumn Hedgerows. It is the last pattern in Ilga Leja’s Kaleidoscope Knitting class from last year. I really like Kaleidoscope knitting and plan to do more.

A Year in Stitch

As a way to preserve the handwork of past generations, I used a piece of upholstery fabric and applied the doilies to it. Then using Perle Cotton and Embroidery Floss with Chain Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch and Straight Stitch, I embellished them. The edging just needed to be lace.

Bead Journal Project

This piece is the size of a page of printer paper. The fabrics are some I bought and are painted with Lumiere. Straight stitches hold the pieces with holes in them. The beads are size 8 and 11 seed beads. It is quilted by machine by couching down a metallic heavy thread.

A Year in Stitch

I used the motifs from a print and fused them on a batik background. The stitches are buttonhole stitch , French knots and chain stitch done with Embroidery floss and a matt silk thread.

A Year in Stitch

I love reusing the pockets off jeans and followed the original stitching to decorate this one.

The stitching is done in Perle cotton and embroidery floss that I painted..I used French Knots, Chain Stitch, Stem Stitch, Buttonhole stitch, and a star stitch.

The front is decorated with crochet flowers that I made and painted. The size was determined by the leg of the jeans and the strap is the heavy side seam.