I may be behind in my blog posts, but our members have certainly been keeping busy! In the slideshow to follow, we have a photo of two finished examples of the “Winterland” embroidery pattern by Elizabeth Almond. Following that we have the bargello sampler featured in EAC Magazine and a hardanger mat by Margaret, “Danish Tiles” by Marilyn, and two canvas work completed by Lyn, City Walk and Roseto respectively. Then we have the crewel piece “Midnight Meander” finished by Wendy, as well as her whitework/leaf study that she has used to cover the top of a box.
Early this spring, Alderney Needlearts participated at the Shearwater Hobby Show. Over a weekend, we had a good cross section of needlework styles on display and answered any questions people may have had. Wendy and Doreen had the first shift and started things off in style with their beautiful table display.
We now have a copy of “Embroidered Bags and Purses,” Krause Publications, 2004. This book is a collection of projects taken from Inspirations Magazine for lavishly embroidered, and sometimes beaded, purses. If you didn’t want to make it up into a bag, the designs are beautiful enough to be framed.
The latest issue of Stitch Magazine is also in, so have a look at some of the latest trends in needlework.
Marie France-Breton finished the final element of her Winter Box (Victoria Sampler), the covered tape measure. Here’s a photo of the set. Beautiful!
Margot has finished her trinket box, which is a lead-up to her embroidered casket. It looks fantastic and now we all can’t wait to see her progress on the bigger box.
Marie-France has been busy! Here are some of her latest projects.
- Jasperware Wedgwood Nativity Ornaments, designed by Jo Gatenby. The pattern can be found in the “A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine”
- Canvas Candy Bowl, from Heartfelt Design
- Zippered small embroidery bag, decorated with a Jacobean crewel design on one side and a beautiful sample of antique lace made by her grandmother on the other
- The last item is quite unique. Made for her daughter, it is designed like a needle book, but made to store pins, and a bag to keep them in.
Have you run out of room on your walls and were wondering what to do with your cross stitch/needlepoint? Here are some ideas:
Submitted by Margot