Wednesday, September 29, 2010

camping clothespin bag II

i'm a little bit thrilled with how this clothespin bag came out...and how well the pictures that i took of it this morning turned out too. thank goodness for sunlight at last! now to package it up and send it off to my sister for her birthday!

i you click on any of the images, it will show you a much larger version. i've been able to show a lot of detail in the different kinds of stitches so just go ahead and click your little heart out.

on the canoe, i made use of a new stitch i've just learned: the backstitch. it's fairly easy to nail and it is a pretty one but the amount of floss that ends up on the back side of it just made my economically thrifty heart skip a beat!

here i've mostly used a split stitch and then a straight stitch for the grass. i had a fun time using different thicknesses of floss to try and give the vignettes some depth of field. i guess this is what you get when a trained photographer/painter takes up embroidery...o dear.

um, i just want to say that i kind of LOVE the way the stem stitch works perfectly for flames.

and last but not least, a detail of the fish on the back where i used the split stitch, stem stitch, chain stitch, backstitch, and a couple french knots.

it was nice to try a few different designs than i'd done for the last one i made and i was excited to be able to use the metallic silver floss for some of the fishing rod details. that stuff comes out beautiful but i'll admit that trying to thread a needle with it ended up in a slurry of language not appropriate for this little ole blog!


Dylan said...

GORGEOUS. It's so perfect I can't get over it. Have you ever thought of making little embroidered clothespin aprons? I like them best b/c then the pins move with me :-) I can just imagine how cute you'd make one.

geschichtenvonkat said...

ooo that's a good idea! this bag will swing along the rope if needed but i was thinking of doing something different for at home anyways. it'd be so cute to use embroidery and applique to make a little clothesline on the apron!

Bethany Dirksen said...

Kat! I love them. Really actually do. The marshmallows are my favorite part. Good attention to detail within a simple design.

maureencracknell said...

That apron idea IS great! I love this Kat --- even more than the first. :) Some of those stitches I haven't learned yet, I'll have to take a closer look and give them a try.