Sunday, July 5, 2015

some of the ground covered this week....

I moved from this project to that project and back again. Trying to finish up some UFOs and started something new. Can't ever resist starting something new. Here are a few images....

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doodles on cloth, sashiko stitching, bumpy bits 

preparing fabric circles for embellishing

doodles on cloth enhanced with chain stitch

stitch embellishment

Finished up a flextangle that was started a while back.

color catcher sheet attached to flextangle pattern and adding stitch

2 completed flextangles

Determined to finish this wrapping cloth started in one of Karen Ruane's first embroidery classes. Added some embellishment to this panel.

broderie anglaise, vintage linens, toile, embellishment


And....a few of you asked how I was managing to control all those loose threads on my bobbin lace piece, so here's a picture. The threads are temporarily wound around four large pins stuck into the pillow. The nightmare will be untangling them and braiding them into the trunk of the tree when the lace work is finished.

managing the bobbin lace threads

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Have a great week.

13 comments:

Helen salo said...

You motivate me with all these unfinished pieces. You have great discipline to push on and finish. I love looking at all your projects. Now I must go work on something. Thanks for the motivation.

karen said...

I always love your enthusiasm to investigate something new, to try things out....lovely work here Deanna

Rachel said...

Well, you've got the threads well under control for now, anyway!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Despite my brain telling me that the green bumpy bits in the first photo were actually fabric, I wanted to believe they were jewels. Love it!! And I'm still royally intimidated by all those bobbin lace threads....

Anita said...

looks like the loose threads are under control right now but I agree untangling is a total nightmare,good luck Deanna! love both the flextangles. The green fabric you've used for the bumpy bits in the first pic is beautiful..

Jane Galley said...

just love those flextangles

Nancy said...

Love the stained glass look of those first bumpy bits! The lextangles reminds me of a few manipulated-foldable pieces I've seen recently.
Love week of work Deanna

Christine said...

I had a lovely weekend thank you Deanna and it is good to start the new week by coming into Feedly and finding your summary of your creative week. I am particularly fascinated by those flexicubes. I have seen them before generally but I love your stitched versions.

margaret said...

so much creativity you have going on here it all looks so intricate

Anneliese said...

Oh, something new for me - the flextangles - very nice. Your bumpy bits are so beautiful. I love the green colour - the bobbin lace with a million threads - you have your occupation with unwinding one day. Did you already look at: https://textiledreamer.wordpress.com --- the newest post about a Brugge museum?

handstories said...

Funny, your first UFO makes me think of planets floating in outer-space. I like the variegated chain stitching. If I had to untangle all of that, my tree would remain forever trunkless.

Peggy said...

It's all so wonderful! But there's something about the wrapping cloth that I love so much....

Nat Palaskas said...

Oh no, don't stop starting something new! But finishing ufos is satisfying too. Love that piece with chain stitch. The green lift it right up - Hugs Nat

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