So, I read a cool post from the blog It’s A T-Sweet Day about her Salem Quilt Guild #1 project. It is about her quilt piece that had both embroidery and colouring with crayons on the cloth. I must admit to being entranced. It’s gorgeous and inspiring and I strongly suggest checking the post and blog out!
I couldn’t wait another minute to try it myself 🙂
Not having any crayons (and it being the middle of the night), I decided to improvise with my prismcolour coloured pencils (aka pencil crayons). I don’t know how well this will work because I haven’t tried to heat set the colour yet.
First I found an image that I had stored in my inspiration file. Sadly, I cannot find the name of the artist. Then I sketched it onto muslin, coloured it lightly, and outlined the borders with different outline stitches. I used back stitch, stem stitch, whipped stitch, split stitch, and a little running stitch. At the end I added a bit more colour.
The whole project only took one night and as soon as I see if the colour sets well, I think I will be doing this more often!
So here is the embroidery which I am calling ‘Anemone’. (I wish I could draw as well as the original artist and I am not thrilled about the quality of the embroidery, but for a quick experimental project, it’s not too shabby!)
Happy crafting darlings!