Sunday, January 11, 2015

back to a normal routine....

I have caught up with lots of things during this, somewhat free, time in December and the beginning of the new year. My one great accomplishment was learning tambour embroidery. I will show you my progress but I'm also heavy into knitting projects....even though the Downton Abbey coat is not yet finished. Another doll is in the making....

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she will be about 18" tall and her dress will be white with a lacy edge...

A lace friend was wearing a sweater I admired so I decided it would be my next project. I will not start it until the coat is finished....but I am anxious to get it started.

the yarn is wool and bamboo and the color is Jasper...

....and some images on my tambour work. I have ordered more hooks to do some more experimenting. I like working with the thicker threads but the biggest hook I have is not big enough. I don't think tambour work is meant to be done with thicker threads but I will attempt it nevertheless.

some tambour beading in a tic-tac-toe pattern

working with sequins....they need to be closer together....more practice needed

and am attempting a real design with a variegated thread

It is still too cold here for me but there is a promise of warmer days this week.
Wishing you all a good week.

15 comments:

Peggy said...

Those are some gorgeous photos of your tambour work! I love that sweater and the yarn color - is that a Downton Abbey pattern as well?

Anneliese said...

Warmer days would be wonderful but we can't wish for unreal things - not even mid-January.. Knitting is the best thing to keep fingers warm - I do it with bamboo-needles.
Your tambour work is advancing very well and is looking beautiful. A lace dress for the tall doll - how wonderful - let us see it soon.

Ms. said...

Downton Abbey is on again and I assume you are watching....the coat will be a triumph whenever it arrives I'm sure.

Els said...

Oh Deanna, I love the work with the variegated thread !!!!!!

Lois Evensen said...

What fun projects!

Anita said...

cute doll ! will you be knitting the tiny mouse too?
It's exciting to see your tambour embroidery samples.

Nancy said...

That "Jasper" is beautiful. So many fun projects Deanna.

Jane Galley said...

Love the new pattern you've chosen, look forward to seeing your progress on that one. You've made quick work on the doll too

neki desu said...

the sequins! i need a primer because mine do not look nearly as nice as yours.
you are incredibly productive.

Rachel said...

I'm fascinated by the tambour work - looking forward to seeing more of it!

karen said...

your progress with the Tambour work has me in awe....I do like your new knitting pattern, the wool too.

Susan Hemann said...

What lovely work! I have never tried tambour. I love the yarn for your new sweater! We are buried in snow here. It is pretty though.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I wasn't aware that you could use beads with tambour - interesting to see. Your new sweater is going to be beautiful - I love the yarn your chose.

Threads of Inspiration said...

I am SOOOOO impressed with your tambour work. I have a hook and have tried it but am all thumbs and the beads don't stay where I put them. It is one of the tools way back in a drawer. I'd love to take a stab (no pun intended) at it again. How did you learn to do this? A book or video perhaps?

Nat Palaskas said...

I just wrote a post "getting back to normality" and came over to yours and your wrote one too! Your tambour embroidery is coming along wonderful!

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