Sunday, July 29, 2012

moving along...

i have finished 2 hats using circular needles and next i will tackle socks with the help of the class i signed up for on craftsy.com. i am quite comfortable using the circular needle now and think i can move along on my own.

just finished the white Rosie hat and it has just been blocked

i've done some more work on my ledger pages...

cloth, photoshopped images, watercolors, inktense pencils

stitching on watercolor paper and embroidered centers

playing with a bit of color over the stitching

and this started out as a ledger page but will be expanded into a cloth using some of my hand dyed and shibori cloth

Karen Ruane's 'An Embroiderer's Ledger' class has ended but she plans on offering it again sometime soon. I highly recommend it for lots of new inspirational ideas. Karen has also moved her blog over to typepad. So check out her new blog here and you can read all about her online classes, read her latest newsletter, check her shop and lots of other interesting things.

19 comments:

PJ said...

wow..the hats are beautiful...and your ledger paper and stitching are wonderful...have enjoyed time at your blog so much this morn!

Rachel said...

You've got a lot done, haven't you - and it's looking great, too!

karen said...

thanks Deanna....!!! Your hats are amazing and I really love the idea of that cloth being extended. Hand knit socks are very much ''in'' over here...can't wait to see yours.

kaiteM said...

deanna your new hats are lovely, well done for mastering the circular needle, you'll find more and more uses for it now.

deemallon said...

the white Rosie hat is beautiful! and those pages!!! (but I just cannot sign up for more classes until I finish the two that I'm already signed up for...)

Deb G said...

Go socks! :) Your hats are wonderful and I know you will make beautiful socks. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for that class, love what you have done...

Notjustnat said...

Well done Deanna to completed two hats. You will enjoy sock knitting with circular needles. I knitted a pair years ago and would like to go back to it again. Love your ledger, good job - hugs Nat

Doris said...

I like your ledger pages, it seems you can learn a lot in Karens class. It is another aspect of embroidery very exciting and you translated it in your own language. Very beautiful.

Els said...

Hey great Deanna: welcome to the knitters !!! Circulars are fun !
I'm quite confident about your socks ! (they're sooooo good to wear !)
The things you make for Karen's class are so lovely! Wonderful that it inspires to a new cloth !

saskia said...

wow, how busy are you! love the hats and yes knitting socks on a circular needle is very rewarding; love how the ledger is growing.

handstories said...

great knitting & everything. that expanding cloth looks like so much fun. good luck w/socks- i love knitting them, but think they are the trickiest thing to learn.

ali said...

Your versatility amazes me! The ledger page (soon-to-be-cloth) is stunning!

Anita said...

Beautiful hats,I like the cable one.Go for the socks,am sure it'll look as beautiful as these hats.You've learnt so much in the ledger class,haven't you?love your idea of expanding a page into a cloth..It looks great!

Greasyming said...

Hi Deanna looks like you had lots of fun in Karen's class...I really like her work...I just love your hats....

Mo'a said...

No matter what you decide to make it comes out perfect. Your hats are wonderful.
Your ledger is very special...thank you for sharing some of your pages.

jude said...

the hat looks like a sand dollar, cool.

Drucilla Pettibone said...

you've inspired me so many times to take one of karen's classes... i'm going to take the plunge!

Rhissanna said...

Wow! Those hats look really complicated and skilful. I love the intricacy of your watercolours with embroidery. It's a lovely idea to combine media like that.

I still don't have a photo of the Knook, but I'm flagging it up in a blog post. Thank you so much, again!

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

You have been doing a beautiful work with Karen's classes. This ledger is stunning!

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